After spending a good number of years fighting journeyman, becoming more experienced, building up his reputation, while becoming a better overall fighter, he finally makes the leap to better competition. Rafael Rodriguez is no world beater, but he is a credible opponent, one that could give Sugar Ray Leonard some trouble, especially if he doesn’t bring his best game to the contest.
Sugar Ray Leonard finally steps up in competition by fighting Rafael Rodriguez.
As soon as the bell rings, Sugar Ray Leonard starts the fight by bouncing around the ring. An approach that he never took during the early stages of his career, it appears as though he has added lateral movement to his game. Rafael on the other hand, will have a hard time trying to catch him, which makes for an even more interesting fight.