McGuigan Says Crawford “Slots Into Elite Group Of 147 Pounders”

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The history of the welterweight division is rich with great fighters, truly special warriors who are universally recognised as all-time greats. Is Terence Crawford deserving of being in their company? Barry McGuigan, who lit up the featherweight division in one big way back in the 1980s, writes in his regular column for The Mirror how Crawford, “slots into an elite group of historic figures at 147 pounds, led by the likes of Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns, Roberto Duran, Pernell Whitaker and Felix Trinidad.”… read full article “McGuigan Says Crawford “Slots Into Elite Group Of 147 Pounders””

Eddie Hearn’s “Mount Rushmore Of Boxing”

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The idea of ranking the four truly great boxers who are worthy of receiving the mythical honor of being immortalised on “Boxing’s Mount Rushmore,” is indeed a brilliant one. Everybody has their opinion on who the four finest-ever fighters are; boxers who deserve to be placed in sculpture form where US Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln reside in real life.… read full article “Eddie Hearn’s “Mount Rushmore Of Boxing””

Sugar Shane Mosley? Manny Pacquiao? Pernell Whitaker? Who Does Oscar De La Hoya Say Was The Fastest He Ever Fought?

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Speed kills, they say. In the boxing ring, without speed, it’s gonna be a tough, tough battle. Timing can overcome speed, but, more often than not, the boxer with the faster hands and feet will emerge triumphant – see Muhammad Ali-Sonny Liston for a classic and obvious example (you can think of plenty of others, no doubt).… read full article “Sugar Shane Mosley? Manny Pacquiao? Pernell Whitaker? Who Does Oscar De La Hoya Say Was The Fastest He Ever Fought?”

30 Years Ago Today – When Pernell Whitaker Put On A Masterclass Against Fellow Great Azumah Nelson

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Throughout his long and distinguished career as arguably the finest defensive fighter in boxing history, the complex bag of tricks Pernell Whitaker had at his disposal befuddled, bemused and frustrated many a great fighter. On this day back in 1990, it was Azumah Nelson’s turn to try and solve the puzzle.… read full article “30 Years Ago Today – When Pernell Whitaker Put On A Masterclass Against Fellow Great Azumah Nelson”

35 Years Ago Today There Was A “Night Of Gold”

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There may never have been a night quite like it. 35 years ago today, inside a full Madison Square Garden in New York, six of the very special young boxers who helped make up the all-conquering 1984 Olympic squad in Los Angeles went pro.… read full article “35 Years Ago Today There Was A “Night Of Gold””

Today In ’93: Robbery At The Alamodome As Pernell Whitaker Is Held To A Draw By Julio Cesar Chavez

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Some fans say it was the worst robbery in boxing history. Others say we have seen worse, but not, thankfully, too much. It was today in San Antonio, Texas, inside a crammed full Alamodome, that welterweight greats Pernell Whitaker and Julio Cesar Chavez (Chavez’ greatness really coming two divisions lower than 147) boxed THE most controversial draw of recent memory (aside from the heavyweight debacle between Lewis and Holyfield).… read full article “Today In ’93: Robbery At The Alamodome As Pernell Whitaker Is Held To A Draw By Julio Cesar Chavez”

Exclusive: Ronnie Shields On The Great Pernell Whitaker, His Aims For Efe Ajagba

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Ronnie Shields is arguably the finest U.S boxing trainer right now. Modest as can be, the former fighter from Texas has worked with a big number of greats, including: Pernell Whitaker, Vernon Forrest, Mike Tyson, Guillermo Rigondeaux, David Tua and others.… read full article “Exclusive: Ronnie Shields On The Great Pernell Whitaker, His Aims For Efe Ajagba”