Category: vintage boxing

Radar Meets Hands of Stone, As Two Legends Collide for Combat 📼

Right after 👑🇵🇷Wilfred “El Radar” Benitez (45-1-0, 28KO👊) defeated future Titlist Carlos Santos, on this day, 🗓️January 30th, 1982, a  living legend was next up for Benitez, that being “Manos de Piedra” himself, 👑🇵🇦Roberto Duran (74-2-0, 56KO👊), who was vying for Benitez 2nd defense of his WBC Super-Welterweight World Title.  Duran was widely regarded as the greatest Lightweight Champion of all time, and after his reign, he continued up the ranks in weight, trying to become a 3-division Titlist himself. Continue reading “Radar Meets Hands of Stone, As Two Legends Collide for Combat 📼”

Frankie Randall Wins Monumental Upset, Dethrones Julio Cesar Chavez to End His Unbeaten Streak 📼

Written by Tré Berry III🖊️ | 01/29/2021

All great things must come to an end, and what took place on this date, 🗓️January 29th, 1994, “El Gran Campeón” 👑🇲🇽Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. (89-0-1, 77KO👊) had his 89 win, unbeaten reign snapped as he lost his first fight to enigmatic, talented boxer 👑🇺🇸Frankie “The Surgeon” Randall (48-2-1, 39KO👊), who lifted the RING & WBC Junior-Welterweight Titles away from the mighty Mexican warrior. Continue reading “Frankie Randall Wins Monumental Upset, Dethrones Julio Cesar Chavez to End His Unbeaten Streak 📼”

Demolition in Jamaica🏗️ – George Foreman Thoroughly Dismantles Joe Frazier to Become the Brand New Heavyweight Champion of the World

Written by Tré Berry III🖊️ | 01/22/2021

The legendary 👑🥇🇺🇸“Smokin'” Joe Frazier (29-0-0, 25KO) stood as the reigning Heavyweight World Champion for three years, flying high after delivering 👑🥇🇺🇸Muhammad Ali his 1st defeat and putting to rest who the man was in the division. 

On this date, 🗓️January 22nd, 1973, in Kingston, Jamaica, Joe entered his Title fight a 3½-to-1 favorite over young Olympic Gold-Medalist 👑🥇🇺🇸George Foreman (37-0-0, 34KO), who was making his first attempt at the big time, and damn did he deliver that day, frightening the boxing world and destroying one of it’s truly great Champions. Continue reading “Demolition in Jamaica🏗️ – George Foreman Thoroughly Dismantles Joe Frazier to Become the Brand New Heavyweight Champion of the World”

The Most Recognizable, Influential Athlete of All Time – And the Greater Legacy Beyond in Pop Culture

Bold, brash, and nicknamed “The Louisville Lip” in his early days, boxing’s only 3-time Lineal Heavyweight Champion of the World 👑🥇🇺🇸Muhammad Ali (56-5-0, 37KO👊) certainly had the stones to back up his words, and he did it all in style. Continue reading “The Most Recognizable, Influential Athlete of All Time – And the Greater Legacy Beyond in Pop Culture”

Pundits, Laugh No More – Foreman On the Comeback Trail Destroys Cooney and Makes People Believers

DON’S COLLECTION 📚🗃️

(Memorabilia photos collected by Don Ankofski)

Written by Tré Berry III🖊️ | 01/15/2021

On this date, 🗓️January 15th, 1990, former World Heavyweight Champion 👑🥇🇺🇸“Big” George Foreman (64-2-0, 60KO👊👊) at the age of 41 cemented the serious nature of his comeback bid, as he obliterated well-respected Heavyweight 🇺🇸Gerry Cooney (28-2-0, 24KO👊) in devastating fashion inside of two rounds that was the start to a change of the narrative regarding George’s standing in what was a brand new era. Continue reading “Pundits, Laugh No More – Foreman On the Comeback Trail Destroys Cooney and Makes People Believers”