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”
Rest in piece to former Undisputed Middleweight World Champion 🥉🇬🇧Alan Minter, who we learned has passed away yesterday, unfortunately succumbing to his lengthy battle with cancer. He was 69 years old. His legacy was spearheaded from winning an Olympic Bronze-Medal at the Munich, Germany games back in 1972. Continue reading “Champion Alan Minter Loses his Bout With Cancer (1951-2020) 📰”
By Tré Berry III🖊️ | 03/30/2020
The finale towards crowning an Undisputed Middleweight Champion of the world took place on September 29th, 2001. Crafty and ruggedly skilled longtime Middleweight World Titlist 🇺🇸Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins (39-2-1, KO👊) was looking to make the 14th defense of his IBF title, and his first defense of the WBC strap that he had won from 🇺🇸Keith Holmes a fight prior, while Puerto Rico’s legendary wrecking-ball 🇵🇷Felix “Tito” Trinidad (40-0-0, 33KO👊👊) was looking to defend his WBA Middleweight Title that he ripped away from 🇺🇸William Joppy earlier that year by way of 🔥fiery destruction and malice. Continue reading “Boxer’s Greatest Nights (Hopkins Takes His Place As a Legend, Defeats Trinidad to Become Undisputed Middleweight Champion) 📺”