Tag: History

A Super Fights Super-Fight – With Expectations at its Zenith, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Thomas Hearns Put Forth a War For the Ages, That Defined an Entire Generation

Written by Tré Berry III🖊️ | 09/16/2021

On this date 🗓️September 16th, 1981 – Forty years ago to the day…a super-fight was fought, and its action established itself as one of the greatest Welterweight Championship bouts in boxing history, as well as one of its greatest events. Both at the top of their game, brimmed with expectation, and both in their prime, Gold-Medalist, and Ring-Magazine/WBA Welterweight Champion of the World 👑🥇🇺🇸Sugar Ray Leonard (30-1-0, 21KO👊) and dangerous unbeaten WBC Champion 👑🇺🇸Thomas “Hitman” Hearns (32-0-0, 30KO👊) met for their pivotal unification bout for Undisputed World Champion, in a bout that was pivotal for their legacy. Continue reading “A Super Fights Super-Fight – With Expectations at its Zenith, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Thomas Hearns Put Forth a War For the Ages, That Defined an Entire Generation”

Talking Legends:📽️ Manny Pacquiao

Written by Tré Berry III🖊️✍️ (Posted on 08/27/2021)

Filipino legend Emmanuel Dapridan Pacquiao, better known as 👑🇵🇭Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39KO👊) has fought in a record 12 different divisions, and is a 13 time, record-8 division titlist, with three of those Championship winning bouts coming at the expense of 3 HOF’ers.  Throughout his incredible 26 year career, he has defeated 🪙6 surefire HOF’ers, with two others on the bubble pending, so that total could rise up to eight that he has defeated, who secured boxing’s highest distinction – defeating half of those 8 on multiple occasions. Continue reading “Talking Legends:📽️ Manny Pacquiao”

A Moment Of Respect For Hall-of-Fame Legend Alexis Arguello

On this day 69 years ago in 1952, the man known as “El Flaco Explosivo”, and “The Thin Man” was born – that being Nicaraguan Hall-of-Fame boxing legend 👑🇳🇮Alexis Arguello (77-8-0, 62KO👊). This 3-division titlist, and 2-division RING-MAGAZINE World Champion was well known for his skilled patience, height, and vaunted power, that he managed to pack in the wiry, long frame. Continue reading “A Moment Of Respect For Hall-of-Fame Legend Alexis Arguello”

The Greatest Fight of All Time? – Thomas Hearns and Marvin Hagler Go to War in a Bout For the Ages

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”

The Battle For Fighter of the Decade, Hagler and Leonard’s Legacies Meet Head On in a Collision Course – Pivotal, Controversial, Legacy Building & Legacy Defining🥊🥊

Written by Tré Berry III🖊️ | 09/25/2019

(Excerpt from Marvin Hagler Career Piece)

On this date, 🗓️April 6th, 1987 – undoubtedly the two greatest fighters of the 80’s would come together to deliver us a classic that still gets talked about, and argued to this day. After years, upon years of speculation, retirements, taunts, and dangling the 🥕carrot in front of the 🐎mule, legendary Hall-of-Famer 👑🥇🇺🇸Sugar Ray Leonard decided to come back after being 3 years removed from the ring due to complications of his eye injury to take on the daunting task of fighting legendary longtime Middleweight World Champion 👑🇺🇸Marvelous Marvin Hagler. Continue reading “The Battle For Fighter of the Decade, Hagler and Leonard’s Legacies Meet Head On in a Collision Course – Pivotal, Controversial, Legacy Building & Legacy Defining🥊🥊”