Rest in peace to 🇯🇲🇬🇧Kirkland Laing, who passed away yesterday on June 9th, at the age of 66. You may know him best from his historical upset victory over Roberto Duran in 1982 – earning Ring-Magazine accolades for his win. He is often thought of as one of the best British fighters to win a world title, and was certainly one of the better fighters overall who never earned a trinket at the world level.
Right after 🇵🇷Wilfred “El Radar” Benitez (45-1-0, 28KO👊) defeated future Titlist Carlos Santos, on this day, January 30th, 1982, a living legend was next up for Benitez, that being “Manos de Piedra” himself, Roberto Duran (74-2-0, 56KO👊), who was vying for Benitez 2nd defense of his WBC Super-Welterweight World Title. Duran was widely regarded as the greatest Lightweight Champion of all time, and after his reign, he continued up the ranks in weight, trying to become a 3-division Titlist himself. Continue reading “Radar Meets Hands of Stone, As Two Legends Collide for Combat 📼”
On this date, November 25th, 1980, immeasurably gifted talent “Sugar” Ray Leonard (27-1-0, 18KO) and legendary Panamanian LINEAL/WBC World Welterweight Champion Roberto Duran (72-1-0, 56KO) met for their worldly anticipated rematch that took place at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. Continue reading “Looking for Payback, the Sugar Man Does the Unthinkable and Makes Him Quit (Leonard vs. Duran II)”
By Tré Berry III🖊️ | 09/09/2020
Some people are born with talent who are unable to harness it, and some have natural abilities that can be 🔑unlocked through repetition and hard work. There are also those who classify as prodigies, whose talent overrides the natural progression that one is supposed to take in harnessing those skills, which enables everything to come easy for them. That there describes 🇺🇸🇵🇷Wilfred “El Radar” Benitez (53-8-1, 31KO👊) to a “T”. He was as natural a talent that boxing has ever seen, with nearly unrivaled defensive capabilities. Continue reading “Talking Legends:📽️ Wilfred Benitez”
By Tré Berry III🖊️ | 12/05/2019
A combined record of ✅86 wins – 46 losses❌…interesting, but what record does that pertain to? 🤔that is the cumulative results throughout all of boxing history when 🥇Olympic Gold-Medalists at the professional level fight in rematches against a non-Gold-Medal recipient boxer that they had previously lost to. The “86” represents those Gold-Medalists that won gold, and the “46” represents fights in which those Gold-Medalists couldn’t turn it around, losing yet again to the same boxer – all of that amounting to a solid 65.2% success rate for amateur boxers of that creed. Continue reading “Things We’ve Noticed:🤔 The Resourceful Bounce Back Nature of the 🥇Olympic Gold-Medalist”