By Tré Berry III🖊️
These days, when you see the President of the Japanese Boxing Association, that being Masahiko Harada (better known to the masses as ♛🇯🇵Fighting Harada (55-7-0, 22KO👊)), you see a distinguished, quiet, jovial 76 year old man whose default facial expression is that of a smile and deep reflection – one who looks the part of being the least threatening man in the room if you were to base your assessments heavily weighing on aesthetics. What some folks today don’t realize that aren’t aware of his early legacy was that this little guy was a nightmare Continue reading “Talking Legends:📽️ Fighting Harada”
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”
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”
Some fighters defy logic with the way they’re able to see events 5 steps ahead of everyone else, whose reaction time is as quick as the flick of a light switch, and can adapt to anything presented in front of them with a natural acumen to their craft.
In boxing, I don’t think there’s a better example in the last half a century of this than the great ♛🥇🇺🇸Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker (40-4-1, 17KO👊), who had the greatest reflexes displayed since the great Nicolino Locche, and superseded Locche’s ability by being able to counter routinely off of those insane angles and pivots that he would use to evade the onslaught of punches. “Sweet Pete” had very strong legs, which enabled him to cover a lot of ground which made his defensive acumen even scarier, and was the foundation of his overall attack. Continue reading “Talking Legends:📽️ Pernell Whitaker”
Puerto Rican superstar ♛🇵🇷Felix ‘Tito’ Trinidad (42-3-0, 35KO) was one fighter I could make an argument for as being the most 🔌⚡electrifying overall offensive force in the last 3 decades. Despite a very lean frame, his punching power was devastatingly inconceivable, but if you were to see his knuckles with the gloves off, and factor in the way he fired his shots the with the torque in he threw them, it makes perfect sense why he hit so hard. Continue reading “Talking Legends:📽️ Felix Trinidad”