1980-06-20 Roberto Duran w pts 15 Sugar Ray Leonard, Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Canada - WBC

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1980-06-20 Roberto Duran w pts 15 Sugar Ray Leonard, Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Canada - WBC. Referee: Carlos Padilla. Scorecards: 145-144, 148-147, 146-144. In a battle between two great fighters, it was Duran (145¼) who came out on top when taking the title from Leonard (145) with a close but unanimous decision. For 15 rounds there was no let up as both men showed their quality. Duran started fast, staying in close and putting terrific pressure on Leonard and it was only in the fifth that the latter began to find the jab to distance himself from the aggressive Panamanian. At the end of the contest it appeared that Leonard had just about landed the most punches but Duran’s heavier hitting swung it for him.

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