Tag: History

Classic Combat: Holyfield vs Bowe 1

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)

PURSES
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

Talking Legends:📽️ Marvelous Marvin Hagler

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”

Talking Legends:📽️ Archie Moore

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”