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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 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”

The Battle For Fighter of the Decade, Hagler and Leonard’s Legacies Meet Head On in a Collision Course – Pivotal, Controversial, Legacy Building & Legacy Defining🥊🥊

Written by Tré Berry III🖊️ | 09/25/2019

(Excerpt from Marvin Hagler Career Piece)

On this date, 🗓️April 6th, 1987 – undoubtedly the two greatest fighters of the 80’s would come together to deliver us a classic that still gets talked about, and argued to this day. After years, upon years of speculation, retirements, taunts, and dangling the 🥕carrot in front of the 🐎mule, legendary Hall-of-Famer 👑🥇🇺🇸Sugar Ray Leonard decided to come back after being 3 years removed from the ring due to complications of his eye injury to take on the daunting task of fighting legendary longtime Middleweight World Champion 👑🇺🇸Marvelous Marvin Hagler. Continue reading “The Battle For Fighter of the Decade, Hagler and Leonard’s Legacies Meet Head On in a Collision Course – Pivotal, Controversial, Legacy Building & Legacy Defining🥊🥊”

Radar Meets Hands of Stone, As Two Legends Collide for Combat 📼

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 📼”

The Two Prideful World Champions Collide in San Juan, Puerto Rico (Carlos Palomino vs Wilfred Benitez)

Written by Tré Berry III🖊️ | 01/14/2021

On this date, 🗓️January 14th, 1979, RING/WBC Welterweight Champion of the World 👑🇲🇽“King” Carlos Palomino (27-1-3, 15KO👊) came into this bout, having a firm stranglehold over the ⚖️147 lb. division for 3 years dating back to the year 1976.  Accompanying Palomino to the ring on this night was gifted prodigy 👑🇺🇸🇵🇷Wilfred “El Radar” Benitez (36-0-1, 24KO👊), who had already left his mark in the sport by becoming the youngest ever to win a Title after beating the great 🇨🇴Antonio Cervantes at Junior-Welterweight. Continue reading “The Two Prideful World Champions Collide in San Juan, Puerto Rico (Carlos Palomino vs Wilfred Benitez)”