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Today’s Duran vs. Leonard: Golovkin vs. Stevens

On June 20th 1980, boxing fans were treated to what would be the beginning of a legendary rivalry by two of the most revered boxers of all-time. Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran treated the world to a fight no one would soon forget. For 15 rounds, the two traded and exchanged punches, combinations, and […]

Ali, Robinson, Leonard, Mayweather; the art of movement

(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Robert Elmore: When there is a certain person that stays on top of his game in any sport, and no major flaws can be pointed out, that’s when people reaching for straws. They search high and low for anything they can use to disrespect the person on top. The anti […]

Aaron Pryor-Ray Leonard: What might have been

By Robert Elmore: This is one of those fights that probably would have been great. You had the slick mobile Ray Leonard and the crude coming like a whirl wind Aaron Pryor. But as I watched Pryor public call out Leonard at a social event on Legendary Nights (Pryor-Arguello), and then watch Leonard casually brush […]

Mike Tyson knows best….

By Rusty Nate: This is not an article to provoke the hard core bloggers or start arguments. Its more of a little write up about the interview i watched and what stood out for me. I don’t know who watched the Sky Special on Ringside last week (I had to record it and watch it […]

Leonard claims that both he and Hearns would beat anyone from this era: Big talk but far from true

By Dallan O’ Donnell: Boxing great “Sugar” Ray Leonard recently claims that both he and fellow legend Tommy Hearns would beat any fighter in this era. Both fighters were part of the “Big 4”, four great fighters who all had classic bouts with one another during the 80s.… Read

Leonard: Me and Hearns would KO Pacquiao and Mayweather

By Allan Fox: Boxing great “Sugar” Ray Leonard has a lot of respect for both Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao as fighters. However, he thinks they both would have been in deep, deep water had they been around to face him in his prime as well as Tommy “Hitman” Hearns. Leonard thinks he and […]

Famous Ring Wars – Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Thomas Hearns

By John F. Mckenna (McJack): On September 26, 1981 a World Welterweight unification title match was held between “Sugar” Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns, AKA “The Hitman”. Leonard, who the media had groomed to be the heir apparent to Muhammad Ali, was already a media icon. He had charisma, was photogenic and he had dazzling […]

Famous Ring Wars – Roberto Duran vs. Sugar Ray Leonard

By John F. McKenna (McJack): On June 20, 1980 a great fight dubbed “The Brawl in Montreal” took place between Panamanian Roberto Duran and Sugar Ray Leonard from the United States. Ray Leonard was a media darling, having won the Light Welterweight Olympic Gold Medal in the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, Canada. The fight with […]

Who do you pick? De la Hoya vs. Sugar Ray Leonard

By Gerardo Granados: Both fighting at welterweight, young and hungry for glory, fame and money. This fight would set PPV records. Yeah sure, this two warriors belong to different eras (but still both are modern era fighters) and as usual the young boxing fans did not get the chance to watch Leonard engage with other […]

Defining Fights: Part 2- Duran, Leonard, Hearns

By Klaas Mabetlela: Roberto Duran, Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns form part of the ‘fab’ four (fabulous four) that also included Marvelous Marvin Hagler. The four were responsible for the richest boxing era of the recent memory. For most people, the issue of defining fights will be easy for these three because they fought […]

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