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Sugar Ray Leonard

I Could've Beaten Mayweather

... In My Prime

5/7/2014 10:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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He beat the father ... but Sugar Ray Leonard says when it comes to the Mayweather family, he could've whooped the son, too. 

Sugar Ray was leaving Boa Steakhouse in Hollywood last night when TMZ Sports asked the legendary fighter if he would have beaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. back in his prime.

Leonard is clearly confident. 

There's some history though -- back in 1978, Sugar put a hurtin' on Floyd Mayweather Sr., earning a TKO in the 10th round of their fight ... sending Leonard's record to 14-0. 

Leonard was a beast back in the day -- there's no question he would've given Junior a run for his money. 

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1.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Oh course, Gayweather is only prospering because the boxing field is currently mediocre

77 days ago
2.

Deadpool23    

oh hell F yeah he would've without a doubt... Sugar Ray would've destroyed him & Pacuiao

77 days ago
3.

madanotsob    

He would have beaten Mayweather badly, which is why the fight would never have happened. Floyd is a coward. Won't fight a real challenger.

77 days ago
4.

L. Ron Hubbard -Scientologist    

Sugar Ray could beat that loser right now !

77 days ago
5.

survivor    

Survivor

77 days ago
6.

L. Ron Hubbard -Scientologist    

Mayweather couldn't ever hold up Sugar Ray's jockstrap!

77 days ago
7.

(◉_◉) Brush Your Teeth (◉_◉)    

No Doubt.


Gayweather would be crying after the first round.

77 days ago
8.

diramos    


Leonard is utterly wrong. It's impossible for him to beat Junior. The latter would not fight him.

77 days ago
9.

Jojo    

May weather is the most over rated , over hyped over paid boxer of all time

77 days ago
10.

apdjr    

I knew that all along without Sugar Ray's comment.
Leonard was a devastating fighter and would have KO'd Mayweather with no doubt in my mind, even at Mayweather Jr's peak.

77 days ago
11.

Ed    

Not "could" Ray you surely would have had beaten him and brutalized him. But, it would not have happen because he would have surely ducked. You

77 days ago
12.

JUEL DUGAS INDINO    

The Bible said in dealing conflicts, "Let not the sun go down", Maywaether should agreed to accept Pacquaio's challenge to fight him within just a day for them to both sign the fight contract the whole world wants to see. Because Floyd new that the Mayweather Sr.' fight with Sugar Ray Leonard is a super perfect replica of what would happen to his Loud Mouth Son and Woman-beater of All Time when he fights the little fella, amateurish, one dimensional Pacquaio.

People in the world please wake up in using your common sense ans see that Mayweather is clearly ducking Pacquaio and other tough compositions for almost 6 years now. Very simple. Mayweather is a haux, over rated, over hyped, braggart boxer of all time hiding via cherry picking of his opponents, Maidenna is no Pacquaio not even half close to Pacquaio's resume, no disrespect to Maidenna, but truth hurts. Mayweather would avoid Pacquaio by hook or by crook, that Pacquaio is not on his level, that Mayweather fights who he wants to fight, he doesn't work with Arum, and that Mayweather needs to see to it that Floyd can suck all the blood of Pacquaio before the fight, or Mayweather wants to see firts if Pacquaio has the same female organ which Floyd have before Floyd will fight Pacquaio in a boxing ring as big as the NBA Basketball court and that Mayweather will make it sure that he will fight Pacquaio using a glove as big as a pillow.

77 days ago
13.

dennis angara    

Gayweather Jr. will not fight Leonard on his prime, especially right after he beat black and blue (TKO 15) Hearns. Look, even Pacquiao who gayweather jr says one dimension fighter can't fight by gayweather, how much more Leonard.

77 days ago
14.

lourdgoogoo    

Mayweather likes his bicycle, and would be backpedaling the entire fight. Leonard would have to chase him down and cut him off. It is a fight that I would like to see. No doubt that Sugar Ray would win on decision.

76 days ago
15.

ram    

I doubt it would ever happen coz they were both primadonnas.

76 days ago
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