Category: Flashback Friday

16Dec
Flashback FridayFloyd MayweatherNews

Flashback Friday | Floyd Mayweather vs. Victor Ortiz

On September 17, Floyd Mayweather (41-0, 25 KOs) would challenge WBC champion Victor Ortiz (29-2-2, 22 KOs) for the Welterweight crown.

Larry Holmes vs Leon Spinks, 1981 WBC World Heavyweight Title
09Dec
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Flashback Friday | Larry Holmes vs. Leon Spinks

It was only fitting that the Heavyweight title fight between champion Larry Holmes and former champion Leon Spinks was being held from Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena.

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04Nov
Flashback FridayNews

Flashback Friday | Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Tony Chiaverini

Las Vegas was warm on this fourth day of summer. The Sports Pavilion at Caesars Palace was packed as fans were excited to see a pair of top 10 Welterweights get down to business--Sugar Ray Leonard and...

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21Oct
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Flashback Friday | Michael Moorer vs. “Big” George Foreman

On Saturday night, November 5, George Foreman (72-4, 67 KOs) was challenging WBA and IBF Heavyweight champion Michael Moorer (35-0, 30 KOs). The bout was scheduled for 12 Rounds.

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14Oct
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Flashback Friday | Aaron “The Hawk” Pryor vs. Alexis Arguello

Tony Calcara turns back the clock to revisit the all-time boxing classic between Aaron Pryor and Alexis Arguello on November 12, 1982.

Prince Naseem Hamed - Marco Antonio Barrera
07Oct
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Flashback Friday | Prince Naseem Hamed vs. Marco Antonio Barrera

On Saturday night, April 7, The MGM Grand in Las Vegas hosted a Featherweight showdown that was being billed as "Playing With Fire". “The Prince” Naseem Hamed (35-0, 31 KOs) was set to square off...

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30Sep
Flashback FridayNews

Flashback Friday | Arturo Gatti vs. Angel Manfredy

“Down goes Gatti on a perfect left hook! Textbook left hook by Manfredy!” Tony Calcara goes back to 1998 for the classic war between Arturo Gatti and Angel Manfredy.

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23Sep
Flashback FridayGolden Boy PromotionsNews

Flashback Friday | Pernell Whitaker vs. Oscar De La Hoya

The year was 1997. Billed as “Pound-For-Pound,” the April 12 bout was more than a title fight for Pernell Whitaker’s WBC Welterweight championship. The pound-for-pound title within the sport was...

Mike Tyson Peter McNeeley - Getty Images
02Sep
Flashback FridayMike TysonNews

Flashback Friday | “Iron” Mike Tyson vs. “Hurricane” Peter McNeeley

It was date fight fans had waited a long time to circle on their calendars. Tony Calcara goes back to Mike Tyson's comeback fight against Peter McNeeley.

Sugar Ray Leonard Roberto Duran - Neil Leifer SI
19Aug
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Flashback Friday | Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Roberto Duran

The year was 1980. Scheduled for 15 rounds, Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran were about to make history by beginning a trilogy that would last in the minds of boxing fans for all eternity.

Michael Moorer Bert Cooper - Getty Images
05Aug
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Flashback Friday | Smokin’ Bert Cooper vs. Michael Moorer

On May 15, a bout being touted as “Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide” featured two power-punching Heavyweights as Michael Moorer (28-0, 26 KOs) and "Smokin’" Bert Cooper (27-8, 24 KOs) would wage a...

Lennox Lewis Michael Grant - AllSport
22Jul
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Flashback Friday | Lennox Lewis vs. Michael Grant

On April 29, Larry Merchant, seated alongside Jim Lampley and George Foreman, was preparing to call the opening moments of a Heavyweight championship battle between the 6’7”, 250 pound Michael Grant...

Riddick Bowe vs. Evander Holyfield 3 - AFP Jeff Haynes Getty Images
08Jul
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Flashback Friday | Riddick “Big Daddy” Bowe vs. Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield III

On a chilly night in Las Vegas, the first Saturday in November, a hush had fallen over the 13,500 fans packed into the outdoor arena at Caesars Palace.

Pavlik vs. Miranda - HBO
01Jul
Flashback FridayNews

Flashback Friday | Edison Miranda vs. Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik

Tony Calcara goes back to May 19, 2007 when Edison Miranda and Kelly Pavlik battled in a high-action WBC Eliminator Middleweight fight at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee.

Mike Tyson Michael Spinks - AP Photo Richard Drew
23Jun
Flashback FridayMike TysonNews

Flashback Friday | “Iron” Mike Tyson vs. Michael “The Jinx” Spinks

Standing in his locker room just moments before walking towards the ring, the Heavyweight champion whispered to his trainer, Kevin Rooney, “I’m gonna hurt this guy.”

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16Jun
Flashback FridayMuhammad AliNews

Flashback Friday | Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier III: The Thrilla in Manila

The “Thrilla in Manilla”. Just the name itself sends chills down the spines of boxing fans. On October 1, 1975, the culmination of what would go on to be the greatest trilogy in boxing history was set...

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