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Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. Prime Time Showdown

In a clash of boxing eras, the legendary “Sugar” Ray Leonard and Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. are subjects of speculation on who would emerge victorious in their prime. While Leonard faced Floyd Mayweather Sr. in a bout that ended in a technical stoppage, the focus now shifts to the comparison between Ray Leonard and Mayweather Jr.

Leonard, with a stellar amateur career and an Olympic gold medal in 1976, amassed a record of 36-3-1 with 25 knockouts in the professional ranks. His accomplishments spanned multiple weight divisions, securing world titles in the Welterweight, Junior Middleweight, Middleweight, Super Middleweight, and Light Heavyweight categories.

On the other hand, Mayweather Jr., with an unblemished record of 50-0 and 27 knockouts, held world titles in the Super Feather, Lightweight, Welterweight, and Super Welterweight divisions. Known for his defensive prowess, Mayweather’s strategic wins often stirred debate, particularly the disputed victory over Jose Luis Castillo and the majority decision in his first bout against Marcos Maidana.

The article delves into the disputed outcomes of both fighters, from Leonard’s contested wins over Hagler and the draw with Hearns to Mayweather’s closely scrutinized matches against Castillo and Maidana. Mayweather’s final two victories, against Andre Berto and Conor McGregor, raised questions about the caliber of opposition.

As both fighters secured their spots in the International Hall of Fame, the article leaves the question open-ended: Leonard or Mayweather Jr., who would prevail in a prime time to prime time matchup?

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