Re: Fighters who retired at the right time.
Oh, I'm not convinced about that Tito.
Originally Posted by TitoFan
Leonard was a magnificent and courageous fighter, no doubt about that ......
But he was very very carefully matched on the way up, he agreed to defend against an already ageing Duran having his first fight at Welterweight, then didn't have the rubber match until Duran was truly ancient and fat.
He waited at least 5 years for Hagler to get old and for the planets to align, he made huge events from fighting substandard opposition (Kevin Howard, anyone?) and he cherry picked guys later on.
And you couldn't be more wrong about catchweights. Leonard INVENTED catchweights. The entire super middleweight division was invented to weight drain Donny Lalonde. It was a farce that history has looked kindly upon.
Last edited by X; 09-25-2020 at 01:26 PM.
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