Morning Pops. Morning Sarge, Juke, Yeags, Bob, Phil, Leon and Zax.
Morning Zoners! Man, I am also a big fan of Boxing. Not so much anymore as I was back in the day. I agree, the Sugar Ray fights were classics but that was truly a Golden Age of Boxing. Pryor vs Arguello were great fights as well. Also Haggler vs Hearns, Haggler vs Leonard, Duran vs Leonard, any of the Holyfield Fights and I just was in awe of all of the Early Tyson fights, before Custamodo passed on.
Since I was a little kid, I grew up on fights and fight stories from My Grandad. When my Grandad was young, were talking in the 40s, My Grandad was an All Service Middleweight Champ. He once fought an exabition match against Sugar Ray Robinson. My Grandad would tell me about it when I was just a little boy. The fight took place aboard ship before D-Day. My Grandad told me that Sugar Ray carried him for 5 rounds, and then at the start of the 6th round, my Grandad told me that Sugar Ray must have had a date because he all of a sudden got serious and landed a left cross right on the button. Knocked my Grandad out cold. He would always joke that it was the high point of the entire European Cruise.
Man, I loved boxing back in those days.