By Ken Hissner: First, now we have on this nook the 1975 Pan Am Gold and 1976 Olympic Gold Medalist, WBC and WBA Welterweight, WBA Mild Middleweight, WBC Tremendous Middleweight and WBC Mild Heavyweight World champion “Sugar” Ray Leonard, of Palmer Park, MD.
Within the different nook, now we have 1983 Pan Am Gold and 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist, IBF, WBC, WBA Light-weight, IBF Mild Welterweight, WBC Welterweight, and WBA Mild Middleweight World Champion southpaw Pernell “Candy Pea” Whitaker, of Norfolk, VA.
Each Leonard and Whitaker received Pan Am and Olympic Gold Medals. As execs, each received world titles in 4 weight divisions.
Leonard, 36-3-1, with 25 stoppages and stopped as soon as, made six world title defenses, and Whitaker, 40-4-1, 1NC, with 17 stoppages and stopped as soon as, made 14 world title defenses.
Leonard was inducted into the Worldwide Boxing Corridor of Fame in 1997. Whitaker was inducted into the Worldwide Boxing Corridor of Fame in 2007.
Geared up with velocity, capacity, and charisma, “Sugar” Ray Leonard, stuffed the boxing void when Muhammad Ali retired in 1981. With the general public in quest of a boxing famous person, Leonard got here alongside at exactly the fitting time.
With sensible hand velocity, Pernell “Candy Pea” Whitaker, the elusive southpaw, was a defensive marvel and utilized a stinging proper jab and straight left hand to attain wins. He was an actual showman within the ring.
These feedback come from the Worldwide Boxing Corridor of Fame bios.
Leonard received towards Wilfred Benitez, Roberto Duran (twice), Ayub Kalule, Thomas Hearns, Marvin Hagler, and Donny Lalonde. He drew with Thomas Hearns. He misplaced towards Roberto Duran, Terry Norris, and Hector Camacho.
Whitaker received towards Alfredo Layne, Roger Mayweather, Greg Haugen, Jose Luis Ramirez, Fred Pendleton, Azumah Nelson, Juan Nazario, Jorge Paez, Rafael Pineda, Buddy McGirt twice, Julio Cesar Vasquez, Jake Rodriguez, and Diosbelys Hurtado. He misplaced towards Jose Luis Ramirez, Oscar De La Hoya, and Felix Trinidad. He drew with Julio Cesar Chavez.
There you have got it evaluating two of the best pound-for-pound boxers in fashionable instances. Should you like an offensive crowd-pleaser, then it’s “Sugar” Ray Leonard. Should you like a defensive wizard, then it’s Pernell “Candy Pea” Whitaker.
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