Here’s a good one for you fight fans out there, an oral history of the controversial Hagler-Leonard fight.
Nice job by Eric Raskin and Grantland.
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I hated Sugar Ray, he ducked Hagler for a long time and he ducked him during the fight. Fuck Sugar Ray!
Hitman, Sugar, Hagler and Duran. Was there ever a better time in boxing history?
 Nope. Though there was a time in the mid-to-late 90s and early part of the 2000s, when you had: The Golden Boy, Pernell Whitaker, Trinidad, Ike Quartey, Sugar Shane, Chavez. They weren't at the same level, but it wasn't as big of a regression like the great heavyweights had from the 70s to the 80s.
Read George Kimball's "The Four Kings": http://www.amazon.com/Four-Kings-Leonard-Hagler-Hearns/dp/1590131622
This bout was the beginning of the end of my interest in boxing. It was clear that the boxing industry had a desired outcome and they got it. The only way Hagler was ever going to win was if he scored a knockout. Sometime, if you get a chance, watch it on "mute" and see who won. You won't even need pencil & paper.
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