Category: History

Talking Legends: Pernell Whitaker

Some fighters defy logic with the way they’re able to see events 5 steps ahead of everyone else, whose reaction time is as quick as the flick of a light switch, and can adapt to anything presented in front of them with a natural acumen to their craft.

In boxing, I don’t think there’s a better example in the last half a century of this than the great 🥇🇺🇸Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker (40-4-1, 17KO👊), who had the greatest reflexes displayed since the great Nicolino Locche, and superseded Locche’s ability by being able to counter routinely off of those insane angles and pivots that he would use to evade the onslaught of punches. “Sweet Pete” had very strong legs, which enabled him to cover a lot of ground which made his defensive acumen even scarier, and was the foundation of his overall attack. Continue reading “Talking Legends: Pernell Whitaker”

Talking Legends: Felix Trinidad

Puerto Rican superstar 🇵🇷Felix ‘Tito’ Trinidad (42-3-0, 35KO) was one fighter I could make an argument for as being the most 🔌⚡electrifying overall offensive force in the last 3 decades. Despite a very lean frame, his punching power was devastatingly inconceivable, but if you were to see his knuckles with the gloves off, and factor in the way he fired his shots the with the torque in he threw them, it makes perfect sense why he hit so hard. Continue reading “Talking Legends: Felix Trinidad”

“Fight of the Century” (Jack Johnson vs Jim Jeffries/109 Year Anniversary)

Fight Of The Century
July 4, 1910
Reno, Nevada

In the 5th defense of his World Heavyweight Title billed as the “Fight of the Century”, 🇺🇸Jack Johnson (53-5-10, 25KO) defeats 🇺🇸Jim Jeffries (19-1-2, 16KO) by TKO in the 15th round scheduled for 45. Continue reading ““Fight of the Century” (Jack Johnson vs Jim Jeffries/109 Year Anniversary)”

Talking Legends: Winky Wright

A Saint Petersburg, Florida native, 🇺🇸Ronald “Winky” Wright (51-6-1, 25KO) was one you would consider to be a master boxer when he operated in his own element, and could make a case for being one of the greatest Southpaws to ever lace them up. Wright was one who lived by the mantra of no wasted energy, and operated at his best in middle distance. He had a ramrod of a jab that served as his greatest weapon, and certainly was one of the best 2 or 3 jabs in that entire generation. His defense however was his trademark… Continue reading “Talking Legends: Winky Wright”