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Flashback Friday | Evander Holyfield vs. Michael Moorer II

Tony Calcara relives the 1997 rematch between Evander Holyfield and Michael Moorer.

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Flashback Friday | Bernard Hopkins vs. Oscar De La Hoya

Another summer was coming to a close as cooler weather and beautiful fall foliage was just around the corner. Beautiful to boxing fans was a highly-anticipated match that pitted two first rate, world...

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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.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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.