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Sugar Ray Leonard: Mayweather vs Maidana 2 will be more exciting than first fight

Legendary fighter Sugar Ray Leonard talks with Marcos Villegas of Fight Hub TV about the Mayweather-Maidana rematch.

To you what's the most memorable moment for you in Vegas?

"I've been a blessed man to have had quite a few big moments. Hagler, Hearns in '81. I want to say Duran, but Duran was a little late. But I had some great moments here."

Looking at this class, you have Foreman, Holyfield, and Tyson inducting Holyfield. Out of those three guys, what was the first moment you had with those three?

"Well, when I first heard about Mike Tyson, I was working with HBO, and I saw this guy hop in the ring with no socks on, no robe, and I was trying to figure out who he was. I found out soon enough. Evander Holyfield without question an all-time great. George Foreman who was an anomaly -- I think he's coming back, by the way. So many great fighters of various eras. I'm just happy to be a part of it."

Looking at the PPV schedule now in boxing, we have a big rematch, Mayweather vs Maidana 2. I wanted to get your take on it.

"That fight is a very intriguing one. It was a close fight. I think now both fighters know each other, so it's going to be a better fight, because they'll be better prepared. They'll know what to expect. I think you'll see more punches and probably a knockdown. I'm not a psychic. I just envision -- I don't know which one goes down, because I don't think neither one has been down before. (ed. note: Maidana has been down.) So I'm excited about that rematch."

What did you think of the first fight? A lot of people thought that Maidana won, a lot of people thought Mayweather was dominant...

"They thought Maidana won because it went the distance, because it was a tougher fight than we expected. I mean, I expected Mayweather to blow him away. But Maidana's a force to be reckoned with. We'll see."

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