News | Sep 23 2015

Sugar Ray Leonard views Thomas Hearns rematch draw as a defeat

Sugar Ray Leonard grants Thomas Gerbasi an exclusive interview and talks Hearns, Duran and much more
Sugar Ray Leonard
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MORE than 18 years after his final fight, Sugar Ray Leonard still can’t bring himself to relive the low points of his legendary career.
“I’m starting to watch some of my fights,” he told Boxing News. “I just finished watching the ‘No Mas’ fight with [Roberto] Duran, but I have yet to watch the fights that I’ve lost! I’ve not watched Terry Norris, I’ve not watched the full Duran I in years, I haven’t watched [Thomas] Hearns II yet, and the [Hector] Camacho fight. I’ve yet to watch those.”
I remind Leonard that the controversial second Hearns fight in 1989 was a draw. He laughs.
“I said, ‘Tommy, you won this one.’”

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