A Leonard-Norris rematch?

August 21, 1991|By Allan Malamud | Allan Malamud,Los Angeles Times wHB

Just when you thought Sugar Ray Leonard was gone, someone is trying to bring him back.

Los Angeles-area promoter Dan Goossen wants a rematch between Leonard and World Boxing Council junior-middleweight champion Terry Norris.

"I'm going to talk to Ray soon," Goossen said. "He avenged his only previous loss when he beat Roberto Duran. He might like to try to avenge this one, too."

Most boxing people would like to see the 35-year-old Marylander make his latest retirement permanent, but Goossen believes another comeback attempt against the rising star who whipped Leonard through 12 rounds Feb. 9 in Madison Square Garden would do big business.

"Ray took Terry too lightly the first time," Goossen said. "He would train differently and come into the fight with a better attitude."

The site probably would be the San Diego Arena, where the gate for Norris' first-round knockout of Brett Lally Saturday exceeded $200,000.

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