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Old 18 January 2017, 22:31
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Originally Posted by Spinner View Post
Mass, what was your opinion of those welterweights that fought back in the 80s, Leonard, Hearns, Hagler and Duran?

Most of the fights that took place between them, though not all, weren't what I would call boring. I understand what you're saying, but boxing, within its defined rules and the manner in which the two fighters go at it, can definitely be pretty good.
I'm a little young to remember those fights well although I most likely saw all of them. Definitely every Hagler fight. To me, the world has moved on. Boxing is boring and limited.
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