Category: History

A Light-Heavyweight Classic War (Saad Muhammad | Jerry Martin)

MATTHEW SAAD MUHAMMAD VS. JERRY MARTIN

Fight Date – 📅September 26, 1981

Location – 🏟️Golden Nugget Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey

On The Line – WBC Light-Heavyweight Title (Muhammad 8th defense of title)

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In the early rounds it was 🇺🇸Jerry Martin (22-2-0, 15KO👊) (the WBC #2 challenger) who pushed the pace of the fight, but the challenger would find himself hurt in the third round as a result of 🇺🇸Matthew Saad Muhammad (30-3-2, 22KO👊) landing a series of lefts and rights to the head. Continue reading “A Light-Heavyweight Classic War (Saad Muhammad | Jerry Martin)”

Great Showdown in the Heavyweight Division (Joe Louis | Billy Conn)

JOE LOUIS VS. BILLY CONN I

Fight Date – 📅June 18th. 1941

On The Line – 👑World Lineal Heavyweight Title (Joe Louis)

Location – 🏟️The Polo Grounds, Harlem, New York, U.S.A.

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There were 54,000 people in attendance, as dominant Heavyweight legend 👑🇺🇸Joe “Brown Bomber” Louis (49-1-0, 41KO👊) had to endure arguably his toughest test during his Championship run against highly skilled former Light-Heavyweight World Champion 🇺🇸Billy “Pittsburgh Kid” Conn (54-9-1, 12KO👊). Continue reading “Great Showdown in the Heavyweight Division (Joe Louis | Billy Conn)”

Classic Mexico Versus Puerto Rico Match (Wilfredo Gomez|Lupe Pintor)

Fight Date – 🗓️December 3rd, 1982
On The Line – WBC Super-Bantamweight Title (Gomez)
Location – The Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.
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Another great match-up took place in this historic rivalry, as Puerto Rican legend 🇵🇷Wilfredo “Bazooka” Gomez (37-1-1, 37KO👊), and Mexican great 🇲🇽Lupe Pintor (49-5-1, 38KO👊) fought a thrilling contest that reached its pinnacle with a 14th round finish. 
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Vintage Heavyweight Classic: Ring-Magazine’s 1976 Fight of the Year (George Foreman|Ron Lyle)

🥇🇺🇸George Foreman on his 1976 NABF Heavyweight title fight with 🇺🇸Ron Lyle. Foreman knocked Lyle out in the fifth round after being put down twice in the fourth. Continue reading “Vintage Heavyweight Classic: Ring-Magazine’s 1976 Fight of the Year (George Foreman|Ron Lyle)”

The Passing of Boxing Pioneer, Roger Mayweather (1961-2020) 📰

Today, we have lost one of boxing’s best ambassadors of the last couple generations.  🇺🇸Roger Mayweather at the age of 58 has succumbed to a lengthy battle with complications stemming from diabetes.  Roger leaves behind a storied legacy, ranging from being a very good fighter himself in the 80’s and early 90’s, to becoming an even better Head-Trainer, as well as a go-to figure when it came to the current climate of boxing. Continue reading “The Passing of Boxing Pioneer, Roger Mayweather (1961-2020) 📰”