Ring Tones blog: 22 years ago today, Sugar Ray Leonard gets gift over Hearns
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#1 Jun 13, 2011
This is what more fighters should do in admitting defeat. As great as Sugar Ray Leonard was this fight became a classic according to boxing faithful.
Here you could include the Sugar Shane Mosley fights with
De La Hoya. The first went to the wire tied at the 11 th
round and Sugar Shane got the decision. This one was right. Sugar Shane deserved the decision.
Now the 2nd of their fights clearly was a De La Hoya win.
De La Hoya was fading in the fight and if it gone to 15
rounds like the olden rules he would have lost. De La
Hoya the winner in the second. Now a 3rd fight in what should have been a trilogy never happened because Mosley knew he had lost the 2nd.
The win DLH got with the middle weight Felix Sturm was really a win for the contender. He deserved the win but
due to the upcoming Bernard Hopkins fight didn't get it.
Then the famous fight with Felix Trinidad was a robbery
where DLH clearly out classed him. He lost the fight to
him because of bad scoring and staying away in the last
3 rounds. This was a DLH win by a long shot. Here is
where Trinidad should someday admit defeat.
Then the close fight with Floyd who lost the fight but
was coming on to a fading DLH in the later rounds. This
one Floyd's father Floyd Sr. even claimed his Own son
lost. DLH started looking old in the fight with fatigue.
Now the Pacquiao fight who was clearly the winner. DLH may
have over trained and been too light. His age showed along
with too many battles in the ring. It was time for him to
hang up the gloves for good. Pacquiao was the better younger fighter and should continue being the best.
Now their have been other bad decisions in boxing. This
is a fighter DLH who was in the limelight for most of the
recent years. He is 1 who has faced controversy with the
questioning of judges decisions. Don't get me wrong their
are many others fighters who got the nod because of name
Now is the time of Pacquiao who is now the top rated
pound for pound fighter. Surely a class act!
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