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    Hagler-Hearns

    Holy shit
    I YouTube this fight tonight from 1985

    It only lasted 2 1/2 rounds but it was a legit Rocky fight

    Unreal
    That middleweight class was incredible back then

    No, link
    Just YouTube it
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    Very good.

    I was fortunate enough to be in attendance at "The Showdown" (Hearns vs Leonard), a couple of years earlier.

    What a fight...what a night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pablo View Post
    Very good.

    I was fortunate enough to be in attendance at "The Showdown" (Hearns vs Leonard), a couple of years earlier.

    What a fight...what a night.
    Well Hagler is from Brockton Mass so he was so big back then

    I dont remember the Hearns fight as much but that Leonard fight was massive for us
    I remember listening to it on the radio!!

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    These fights are what got me into boxing... along with the Ali fights of course. I think it was the Leonard v Duran fights that sparked it... then Hearns, Hagler etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc26 View Post
    Well Hagler is from Brockton Mass so he was so big back then

    I dont remember the Hearns fight as much but that Leonard fight was massive for us
    I remember listening to it on the radio!!
    Brought a group of 6 into LAS in a private jet, for the Hearns vs Leonard fight.

    They were kind enough to invite us (crew) along for the fight.

    We had great seats, about 7 rows back if I recall...and the ticket prices were $900. (A lot of money in 1981.) It was a real extravaganza, and I felt like a rock start. 555

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    I remember that Hagler-Hearns fight, middlewieght division was amazing back then.

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    Was an amazing time.. Duran was always a favorite..

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    Quote Originally Posted by LivinLOS View Post
    Was an amazing time.. Duran was always a favorite..
    turned out to be a quitter "no mas"... He was brilliant though. Hagler, Hearns, remember Lloyd Honeyghan beating the 'unbeatable' Don Curry? Benn, Eubank ( tosser! ), poor old Michael Watson. A brilliant era for sure.

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    To me, that was the best era of boxing EVER.

    Ray Leonard was the best boxer I've ever seen and my all time time favourite, (Jeff Fenech is right up there though), if you've not heard of him, he's worth checking out.
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    Youtube has loads of great vids from the era. Wilfred Benitez another in that era, lost to both Leonard and Hearns but beat Duran. He had just such an intense staredown.





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