Tag: History

Iron vs Jinx: Mike Tyson Gets His Crown (Mike Tyson | Michael Spinks)

MIKE TYSON VS. MICHAEL SPINKS

Fight Date – 📅June 27th, 1988

Location – 🏟️Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.A.

On The Line – Mike Tyson’s WBA, WBC, IBF Heavyweight Titles & Michael Spinks 👑LINEAL/RING Heavyweight World Championship Belt

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This was the meeting that boxing needed to officially put to rest the dispute at Heavyweight as to who was the Champion, as two undefeated great fighters would meet at the Convention Hall of in front of roughly 20,000 in attendance.  🇺🇸“Iron” Mike Tyson (34-0-0, 30KO👊👊) at the age of Continue reading “Iron vs Jinx: Mike Tyson Gets His Crown (Mike Tyson | Michael Spinks)”

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)”