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Wuz He Robbed?

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.


1 Dimelo   ~  Sep 22, 2011 3:05 pm

I hated Sugar Ray, he ducked Hagler for a long time and he ducked him during the fight. Fuck Sugar Ray!

2 TheGreenMan   ~  Sep 22, 2011 3:08 pm

Hitman, Sugar, Hagler and Duran. Was there ever a better time in boxing history?

3 Dimelo   ~  Sep 22, 2011 3:22 pm

[2] 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.

4 Alex Belth   ~  Sep 22, 2011 3:23 pm
5 Fuller R   ~  Sep 23, 2011 9:01 am

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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