What would have happened had Sugar Ray Leonard had fought a fearsome fighter in John Mugabi at middleweight? Sugar Ray Leonard is no doubt a great fighter. He has won title in mutiple divisions, but I do not think that it is an accident that both Sugar Ray Leonard and Tommy Hearns never fought John the Beast Mugabi. Mugabi was a super strong and devastating knockout punching middleweight that struck terror in the hearts at 160. Pre-Hagler Mugabi was a very fearsome fighting man. His fight with Hagler was very brutal with Hagler winning by knockout, but neither Mugabi nor Hagler was the same fighter again. My question is how does SRL beat Mugabi? The Leonard that fought Hagler in 1987 did not fight the same Hagler that fought Hearns and Mugabi. Would Leonard's boxing skills be enough to off set Mugabi's strength and power over 12-15 rounds? Mugabi definitely was not the same fighter post Hagler. His losses to Duane Thomas, Terry Norris, and Gerald McClennan were early tko/ko losses. Hagler took some very hard body shots from Mugabi as well as to the chin. Leonard at 160 was also a mixed bag. He wins a narrow/controversial decision against Hagler, beat LaLonde, gift draw with Hearns, boring win in rubber match with Duran, and gets beat by Norris and Camacho. But back to SRL vs. Mugabi... who wins and why at 160?