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#OnThisDay: Somebody up there likes Rocky Graz…

#OnThisDay: Somebody up there likes Rocky Graziano as he beats Tony Zale in rematch
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“It was pretty much the toughest fight I…

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“It was pretty much the toughest fight I’ve had recently,” said Matthew Saad Muhammad after stopping Yacqui Lopez in 14 herculean rounds to retain his WBC light-heavyweight title #OnThisDay in 1980 at the Great Gorge Playboy Club, McAfee, New Jersey.
It was a sensational fight with Saad Muhammad and Lopez standing toe-to-toe, slugging it out. But it was the 26-year-old champion, coming back from absorbing 25 consecutive shots in a breath-taking eighth round, who delivered the punishing blows when it counted. Somehow he stayed on his feet while Lopez punched himself out.
“I feel truthfully he had me in trouble,” said a bruised and swollen Saad Muhammad. “I won’t sit here and deny it. But at all times I knew I would be victorious.”
Saad Muhammad eventually floored the game Lopez four times in the 14th round — all with powerful right hands — before referee Waldemar Schmidt called a halt to the bout at 2:03 of the session.
Saad Muhammad had stopped Lopez two years previously in 11 rounds.
#boxing #BoxingNews #BoxingHistory #MatthewSaadMuhammad #YacquiLopez #SaadMuhammadLopez (at McAfee, New Jersey)

#OnThisDay: Tough-as-nails Mickey Walker was b…

#OnThisDay: Tough-as-nails Mickey Walker was born
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Everybody loved Gatti. He was irresistible. He…

Everybody loved Gatti. He was irresistible. He is missed.
#OnThisDay: The shocking death of Arturo Gatti
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#OnThisDay: Jake LaMotta was born: https://buf…

#OnThisDay: Jake LaMotta was born: https://buff.ly/2N4R35g
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#OnThisDay: Randy Turpin stunned Sugar Ray Rob…

#OnThisDay: Randy Turpin stunned Sugar Ray Robinson to take middleweight title: https://buff.ly/2ukOJPR
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#OnThisDay: Mike Tyson has boxing licence revo…

#OnThisDay: Mike Tyson has boxing licence revoked and is fined $3million for biting Evander Holyfield’s ear
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(at Las Vegas, Nevada)

#OnThisDay: @jcchavez115 knocked out Roger May…

#OnThisDay: @jcchavez115 knocked out Roger Mayweather
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#JulioCesarChavez
(at Riviera Casino & Hotel, Las Vegas 1955-2015)

#OnThisDay: Ezzard Charles, one of the greates…

#OnThisDay: Ezzard Charles, one of the greatest fighters of all-time, was born
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#OnThisDay: Jack Dempsey bankrupted a town 👉…

#OnThisDay: Jack Dempsey bankrupted a town
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#boxing #BoxingNews #BoxingHistory #JackDempsey #DempseyGibbons (at Shelby, Montana)