Although Sugar Ray didn’t finish his opponent, he did defeat him in a convincing manner. So he’s still on the correct path to that title fight. Today he fights Dicky Eklund who is probably a trickier opponent. But that is to be expected, since he’s now made that leap up to more credible opponents.
Sugar Ray Leonard after a good showing in his previous fight, moves on to Dicky Eklund.
There’s a lot of posturing when the bell first rings; both fighters feeling each other out, trying to figure how to hit their opponent without getting hit in return. Sugar Ray Leonard looks very cautious, but sharp and spritely; who wins this fight depends a great deal on the kind of performance we will see from Sugar Ray. If he can bring his best game to the competition, then we could see some interesting stuff.