Written by Tré Berry III | 09/25/2019
(Excerpt from Marvin Hagler Career Piece)
Iconic Undisputed Middleweight Champion 🇺🇸Marvelous Marvin Hagler (60-2-2, 50KO) had his eyes set on the defense record established by 🇦🇷Carlos Monzon (14), and Marvin was looking to make the 11th successful defense of his RING/WBA/WBC/IBF world titles…but to get there, he would have to run through another fellow legend in order to keep the ball rolling on his standing as king of the division.
There had been long tensions brewing between two of the most dominant pugilists in the sport of boxing in the 1980’s, and the pot began to boil as a blockbuster super-fight was agreed upon for a date on April 15th, 1985 between Hagler, and ever-dangerous reigning RING/WBC Super-Welterweight World Champion 🇺🇸Thomas “The Hitman” Hearns (40-1-0, 34KO). They had something agreed upon 3 years prior, but had to call the fight off due to a hand injury that Tommy suffered, so they went their own ways. Continue reading “The Greatest Fight of All Time? – Thomas Hearns and Marvin Hagler Go to War in a Bout For the Ages”
Top Japanese world Lightweight contender 🇯🇵Masayoshi Nakatani (19-1-0, 13KO) had to walk through hell (almost literally) to come back and conquer his touted Puerto Rican counterpart 🇵🇷Felix Verdejo. After Felix bludgeoned Nakatani twice to the canvas, and Verdejo fracturing Nakatani’s right orbital bone from incoming right hands, Continue reading “Nakatani Orbital Fracture a Result of His Warrior Performance 📰”
It appears that the sky is the limit for former Featherweight Titlist, and supremely gifted talent 🥈🇺🇸Shakur “Fearless” Stevenson (15-0-0, 8KO👊), as he pitched a masterclass performance of a wide variant of different skills to blank out quality pugilist 🇱🇷🇺🇸Toka Kahn Clary (28-3-0, 19KO👊) to cap off ESPN’S last fight card of the year. Continue reading “Shakur Stevenson Showcases Wide Array of Tactics to Shut Down and Dominate Toka Kahn Clary for UD”
What started out as a sharp performance by 🇵🇷Felix Verdejo (27-2-0, 17KO👊) quickly faded, and turned to a nightmare, as Japanese top-contender 🇯🇵Masayoshi Nakatani (19-1-0, 13KO👊) turned the tides on him, knocking Verdejo out, for the biggest moment of his pro career. Continue reading “Nakatani Steals Verdejo’s Thunder, Survives Early Danger to Crush Felix’s Dream of Superstardom”