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”
Out of sight, out of mind is a mantra that at times can stick heavily within the boxing realm, and Middleweight legend / current IBF Titlist 🥈🇰🇿Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin (40-1-1, 35KO👊👊) has been wrapped up in that narrative lately. Despite being 38 years of age, and not quite the force he used to be in his prime years, he is still very Continue reading “GGG Returns To Take on Mandatory Challenger Szeremeta in Hollywood”
By Tré Berry III🖊️| 04/15/2020
That was round 1 of 🇺🇸Marvelous Marvin Hagler (60-2-2, 51KO👊) and 🇺🇸Thomas “Hitman” Hearns (40-1-0, 35KO👊) legendary 🗓️April 15th, 1984 clash 36 years to the day. Hagler would go on to defend his ♛RING-MAGAZINE, WBA, WBC & IBF Middleweight Titles in an 💣explosive finish by knocking Hearns out, putting him away for good Continue reading “Simply Put, the Greatest Single Round in Boxing History”
An old school Middleweight fight broke out, as these two warriors lit up the 🏟️Madison Square Garden with sheer technique, determination and skill, shades of some of the old fights from the 1950’s. The fight went the full 12 rounds, and with uncertainty in the air as to which direction the verdict would go in, 🥈🇰🇿Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin (40-1-1, 35KO) barely eeked out the win, despite an outstanding effort from #1 contender 🇺🇦Sergiy “The Technician” Derevyanchenko (13-2-0, 10KO) to get a razor-thin Unanimous Decision on all cards to once again hoist the IBF World Middleweight Title. Continue reading “Derevyanchenko Delivers the Performance of his Pro Career, Golovkin Walks Through Hell to Barely Edge it Out to Win IBF Title”