By Tré Berry III🖊️
These days, when you see the President of the Japanese Boxing Association, that being Masahiko Harada (better known to the masses as ♛🇯🇵Fighting Harada (55-7-0, 22KO👊)), you see a distinguished, quiet, jovial 76 year old man whose default facial expression is that of a smile and deep reflection – one who looks the part of being the least threatening man in the room if you were to base your assessments heavily weighing on aesthetics. What some folks today don’t realize that aren’t aware of his early legacy was that this little guy was a nightmare Continue reading “Talking Legends:📽️ Fighting Harada”
By Tré Berry III🖊️
Rest in Piece to one of the greatest Cruiserweight’s of all time ♛🇵🇷Carlos “Sugar” De Leon (53-8-1, 33KO👊), who passed away earlier today from what was described as a heart seizure. He was 60 years old upon his passing. De Leon was one of the original pioneers of the Cruiserweight division, becoming its Continue reading “Carlos De Leon, A Great Warrior Taken Away from Us 📰”
November 13, 1992
👑🇺🇸Evander Holyfield (28-0-0, 22KO) vs 🇺🇸Riddick Bowe (31-0-0, 27KO)
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
RING/WBC/WBA/IBF Heavyweight Titles (Holyfield)
Holyfield: $5 mil base (17 mil total)
Bowe: $3 mil (5.5 mil total)
Riddick “Big Daddy” Bowe (235 lbs) defeats Evander “Real Deal” Holyfield by unanimous decision (117-110, 117-110, 115-112) to take Holyfield’s RING/WBC/WBA/IBF Heavyweight titles.
“…neither man would give ground. By the 10th round Holyfield’s jab and right hand had almost been forgotten. Instead he had taken to loading up and trying to take Bowe out with hard left hooks. But he was hunting a bear with an air rifle. And the bear had a sledgehammer.”
-Pat Putnam, Sports Illustrated
Relentless, menacing, a well oiled machine, Middleweight All-Time-Great legend ♛🇺🇸Marvelous Marvin Hagler (62-3-2, 52KO👊) was the closest thing to an actual “Terminator” that had touched down in the sport of boxing. Marvin was one of the most well conditioned fighters in boxing history, and also one of it’s most intimidating Champions, both from a physical and from a mental standpoint. Continue reading “Talking Legends:📽️ Marvelous Marvin Hagler”
Relentless, menacing, driven, physically and mentally imposing, “The Mongoose” ♛🇺🇸Archie Moore (186-23-10, 132KO👊) cemented himself as a legend among legends, and was one of the best fighters of the Golden-Age in the 1950’s. Moore was well known for his ❌cross-armed defense and relentless nature in pressuring fighters to systematically break them down round by round. He had impeccable power, evidenced by his 132 KO’s, which stands as the second highest knockout total in boxing history.
He was a very intelligent craftsman, and had excellent footwork inside to pivot and put his opponent in compromising positions while it enabled Archie to load up on his shot to drive the power home. As a long time World Champion… Continue reading “Talking Legends:📽️ Archie Moore”