On This Day: Manny Pacquiao Gets Sweet Revenge Over Erik Morales

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15 years ago today, two all-time greats met in the second fight of their at times brutal trilogy. Manny Pacquiao, having dropped a close but fair decision to Erik Morales the previous year, fought “El Terrible” again.… read full article “On This Day: Manny Pacquiao Gets Sweet Revenge Over Erik Morales”

20 Years Ago Today, Floyd Mayweather Jr Gave Us His Career-Finest Performance

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When it comes to picking the peak performance, the career-finest ring display of the greats, it’s often a pretty easy job. With Muhammad Ali, people point to his flawless display against Cleveland Williams. With Sugar Ray Leonard, people point to his epic win over Thomas Hearns.… read full article “20 Years Ago Today, Floyd Mayweather Jr Gave Us His Career-Finest Performance”

On This Day: Meldrick Taylor Overcomes “The Real Beast” In His Last Great Fight

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It is undeniable that Meldrick Taylor, a fighter seemingly on the path to true greatness, was never the same after his incredible 1990 battle with Julio Cesar Chavez. In fact, some say Meldrick was “ruined” by the loss that came with just a couple of seconds left on the clock in the 12th and final round.… read full article “On This Day: Meldrick Taylor Overcomes “The Real Beast” In His Last Great Fight”

Speed, Power And Accuracy In Beautiful Harmony – Muhammad Ali Vs. Cleveland Williams

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The primed and peaking Muhammad Ali was, without a doubt, the single finest heavyweight boxer in history. Though the world never got to see Ali reach his absolute peak – his prime years forever robbed due to his refusal to serve in the “unjust” Vietnam War – Ali of 1966 and 1967 was about as great as he would ever be.… read full article “Speed, Power And Accuracy In Beautiful Harmony – Muhammad Ali Vs. Cleveland Williams”

Five Years Ago: When Deontay Wilder Scored A Scary KO Over Artur Szpilka And Tyson Fury Invaded The Ring

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Five years ago in Brooklyn, New York, Deontay Wilder scored a chilling one-punch KO that he later said a number of times frightened even him. Wilder, making his third defence of the WBC heavyweight title, met Polish warrior Artur Szpilka.… read full article “Five Years Ago: When Deontay Wilder Scored A Scary KO Over Artur Szpilka And Tyson Fury Invaded The Ring”

George Foreman KO Gerry Cooney – The Moorer Win Aside, The Most Impressive KO “Big George” Scored In His Comeback

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Though the fight was much maligned, and though plenty of experts refused to take the fight seriously going in, the heavy, accurate and eye-catching piece of punching George Foreman delivered in knocking out Gerry Cooney in the 2nd round of their pay-per-view fight sure got “Big George” respect.… read full article “George Foreman KO Gerry Cooney – The Moorer Win Aside, The Most Impressive KO “Big George” Scored In His Comeback”

45 Years Ago: When Hagler Dropped A Decision To Watts…

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45 Years Ago: When Marvelous Marvin Hagler Dropped A Decision To Bobby Watts And Realised He Could Never Trust The Judges

It’s one great, big understatement to say Marvin Hagler never trusted boxing judges, that he was never overly fond of them.… read full article “45 Years Ago: When Hagler Dropped A Decision To Watts…”

“Smokin’ Joe” – Gone But Never Forgotten: Frazier At 77

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Fighting with a busted thumb? No problem. Fighting at short notice? So what! Fighting the biggest fights of his career with only partial sight in one eye? “ I had a job to do.”

This is only a small portion of the legend that belongs to the great Joe Frazier; “Smokin’ Joe,” who would today have been celebrating his 77th birthday had cancer not taken him back in 2011.… read full article ““Smokin’ Joe” – Gone But Never Forgotten: Frazier At 77”

25 Years Ago: When A Prime Roy Jones Jr Stopped The Tough Merqui Sosa – Controversially

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It’s only when you take a look back at the prime Roy Jones Jr in action that you can appreciate just how amazingly special he really was. During his 1993 to 2003 peak (and that’s a long peak) Jones really did look like one of the greatest, fastest, most all but unbeatable fighters in boxing history.… read full article “25 Years Ago: When A Prime Roy Jones Jr Stopped The Tough Merqui Sosa – Controversially”