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

Written by Trรฉ Berry III๐Ÿ–Š๏ธย | 09/25/2019

(Excerpt from Marvin Hagler Career Piece)

Iconic Undisputed Middleweight Champion ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธMarvelous Marvin Hagler (60-2-2, 50KO๐Ÿ‘Š) had his eyes set on the defense record established by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทCarlos 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 1980โ€™s, and the pot began to boil as a blockbuster super-fight was agreed upon for a date on ๐Ÿ—“๏ธApril 15th, 1985 between Hagler, and ever-dangerous reigning RING/WBC Super-Welterweight World Champion ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธThomas โ€œThe Hitmanโ€ Hearns (40-1-0, 34KO๐Ÿ‘Š). 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”

Another War Manifests At Super-Flyweight – Ancajas Eeks Out Tough Decision Over Very Brave Rodriguez

Coming into the bout, reigning IBF Super-Flyweight World Titlist ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญJerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas (33-1-2, 22KO๐Ÿ‘Š) was looking to secure his 9th successful defense, but #1 world mandatory challenger ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝJonathan Javier Rodriguez (22-2-0, 16KO๐Ÿ‘Š) made it as tough as possible for the Champion, fighting Ancajas tooth and nail through 12 rounds. The bout was declared a Unanimous Decision victory for Ancajas, but the action in the bout reflected that it was much closer than the scores indicated.  Continue reading “Another War Manifests At Super-Flyweight – Ancajas Eeks Out Tough Decision Over Very Brave Rodriguez”

A Forgotten Champion Looks to Re-Introduce Himself – Ancajas to Defend Title Against Rodriguez

Reigning IBF Super-Flyweight Titlist ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญJerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas (32-1-2, 22KO๐Ÿ‘Š) has been the longest tenured alphabet titleholder in the division since winning it back in 2016, but the other point of the โš”๏ธdouble-edged sword is that for whatever reasons, he and his team Continue reading “A Forgotten Champion Looks to Re-Introduce Himself – Ancajas to Defend Title Against Rodriguez”

MurodjonAkhmadaliev Shows to Have Pedigree Above the Gutsy Ryosuke Iwasa – Defends His Unified Titles for First Time by Stoppage

Headlining the show in his native Uzbekistan land, Unified WBA/IBF Super-Bantamweight Champion ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟMurodjon “MJ” Akhmadaliev (9-0-0, 7KO๐Ÿ‘Š) gave his crowd a small sample of what he is capable of doing, and beat former IBF titlist ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตRyosuke Iwasa (27-4-0, 17KO๐Ÿ‘Š) via accumulation of punishment in the 5th round, forcing the Referee to call a stoppage to the bout as Iwasa didn’t offer up any return fire. Continue reading “MurodjonAkhmadaliev Shows to Have Pedigree Above the Gutsy Ryosuke Iwasa – Defends His Unified Titles for First Time by Stoppage”

Uzbekistan to Host a Major Card of Home Grown Talent – Headed by Akhmadaliev Looking to Defend World Titles Against Iwasa

Every area around the  ๐ŸŒglobe gets to see their peak days at differing times in boxing, and currently, the country of Uzbekistan is flooded with talent that is beginning to surface at the top levels of the sport. The best of the bunch is former amateur standout, and now reigning Unified WBA/IBF Super-Bantamweight Champion ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟMurodjon “MJ” Akhmadaliev (8-0-0, 6KO๐Ÿ‘Š) bar none. Continue reading “Uzbekistan to Host a Major Card of Home Grown Talent – Headed by Akhmadaliev Looking to Defend World Titles Against Iwasa”