OK, I saw this fight with my dad via closed circuit TV. To this day, there are still those who contend Marvin Hagler beat Sugar Ray Leonard. That the fight was rigged. I contend Leonard beat the man fair and square. Hagler was a stand and duke it out kinda fighter. Leonard of course had quick hands and feet. And he almost had Hagler down a time or two.
Do any of you remember this fight? Do any of you have an opinion as to who won?
I have asked many people about this bout, including Bert Sugar, who tells me that Leonard won. I also talked to several Boxing Judges and many pick Hagler and many pick Leonard.
Here's the official score cards:
Judge: Jose J. Guerra 118-110 Leonard
Judge: Lou Filippo 115-113 Hagler
Judge: Dave Moretti 115-113 Leonard
I will say that if your a Boxing Judge all your attention is on the fight. Your not talking to your friends or having a drink, etc.
Also, if you watch the bout in person, it's a lot different then if you watch it on TV or in the movies.
Everytime I watch that bout and still see many rounds that were close and could have been scored either way. Some Judges, like the boxer type and other like the Aggressive boxer/puncher type.