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Sugar Ray Leonard

I Coulda BEAT

Manny Pacquiao

7/12/2012 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Sugar Ray Leonard says ... in his prime, he could've taken Manny Pacquiao.

It's a great theoretical match up -- here's the tale of the tape:

Sugar Ray Leonard (36-3-1)
Height -- 5 ft 10 in
Reach -- 74 in
Notable victories -- Roberto Duran, Thomas Hearns, Marvin Hagler
Fun Fact -- Served as host and mentor on "The Contender"

Manny Pacquiao (54-4-2)
Height -- 5 ft 6 in
Reach -- 67 in
Notable victories -- Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Shane Mosley
Fun Fact -- LOVES Karaoke. 

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31.

Musashi Nakayama    

Manny's power give him a great chance against SRL. If SRL got caught (as he did against Camacho), Manny in his prime would definitely have a chance to beat Leonard. Pound for pound Manny has the strongest punch, gives him a punchers chance.

717 days ago
32.

GetREAL    

if he's the best on his prime then why he didn't get the 8 time world champion boxer..???i rather appreciate if RL said "i want to fight pacman" instead of trash talking

717 days ago
33.

Gene    

It's possible in Sugar Ray Leonard's prime he is one of the elusive, very fast hands and smart fighter in his prime. I doubt even Floyd Mayweather can win against him. But Manny Pacman Pacquiao it would be a dream match no one can anticipate who could win. Maybe sugar ray or pacman.

717 days ago
34.

ronald sanjuan    

i pick manny because he has speed, power, and stamina and i dont like leonardbecause of being plotted fotted remember his first fight to roberto duran of panama i pick duran against leonard.......and duran won the ist fight.

717 days ago
35.

Thomas Alvin Igancio    

Manny is the 8th Different Weight Class Divisions Champion... Eat your heart out Sugar Ray Leonard,
your loop is not gonna work with Manny... You`re
gonna hit with 5 to 6 punches barrage by Manny...
Just like all those big fellas that tastes Manny`s
speed and power punches... your still lucky...
you cannot have those power punches... just be
thankful...

717 days ago
36.

dendendeleon    

bunch of ****ing morons>>>do u always think that u cn KO pacman give me a break>>>u lost to hagler>>>but the judge give it to u>>>u lost to hears in rematch the judges gave the decision to u>>>like gayweather do the walk not the talk>>>ang pinoy palaban ndi puro salita

717 days ago
37.

Gman    

srl sucks, just like gayweather... Mp is the best boxer ever...

717 days ago
38.

anonymous    

dream on RAY!!!

717 days ago
39.

lorenzo nonan    

Manny is the man..I like sugar too but i would've felt sorry if sugar got hit in the eye..

715 days ago
40.

Todd Lyon    

Sugar Ray Robinson .... yes (greatest boxer of all time), Sugar Ray Robinson ... not a chance in hell, he was no where near the caliber boxer that either Mayweather or Pacquiao were a few years ago.

712 days ago
41.

Cary    

lmfao as if Roach would let Manny anywhere near Leonard until Ray was washed up, beaten by someone else, or at catchweight.

671 days ago
42.

HG    

what's with that bitch grabbing his arm and telling him to go, does she know anything about boxing or the man she's being pushy to? that's not an offensive question. Dumb bitch.

664 days ago
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