24 August 1978 Marvin Hagler vs Bennie Briscoe(video)

When Marvin Hagler met Bennie Briscoe on Aug. 24, 1978 at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, it was a symbolic passing of the torch. Briscoe turned pro in 1962 and fought middleweight sensations like Luis Rodriguez, Carlos Monzon, and Rodrigo Valdez. Bad Bennie was tough. He was skilled. He was experienced. And, yes, he was bad. Hagler turned pro in 1973 and his undisputed greatness was still to come. But the durable Briscoe, 60-16-5 coming in, was a test for the equally durable Hagler, whose record was 40-2-1. They weren’t fighting for a title. Not that it mattered. They were fighting to win…
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23 August 1977 Marvin Hagler KOs Willie Monroe(video)

Southpaw Marvelous Marvin Hagler turned orthodox in the second round and staggered Willie "The Worm" Monroe with a leaping left hook. Monroe quickly clinched. After the referee separated the fighters, Hagler dropped Monroe in a neutral corner with a right cross to the chin. When Monroe attempted to regain his feet, he staggered around the ring and the referee stopped the fight.
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22 August 1969 August 1969(video)

Ruben Olivares vs. Lionel Rose Forty years ago today Ruben Olivares scored an electrifying fifth round knockout over Lionel Rose to fulfill a destiny so many predicted for him as he bludgeoned foe after foe – bantamweight champion of the world. This performance set the stage for what would become one of the most dynamic careers boxing will ever see and – at least until Julio Cesar Chavez arrived – he was the standard by which all Mexican fighters were measured.......
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17 August 1986 Mike Tyson vs Jose Ribalta(video)

Mike Tyson knocked Jose Ribalta down three times before stopping him in the tenth and final round. Tyson floored Ribalta with a right hook to the body, massive right uppercut combination in the second and a left hook drove Ribalta halfway through the ropes and down in the eighth. Early in the 10th, Tyson dropped Ribalta with a left hook. After Ribalta rose at the count of four, Tyson unleashed a flurry of clean hooks to the head that prompted Rudy Battle to stop the fight.
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3 August 1986 Julio Cesar Chavez Beats Rocky Lockridge(video)

On August 3rd, 1986 at Stade Louis II, Monte Carlo, Monaco, WBC super featherweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez, from Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico, defended his title against former WBA super featherweight champion Rocky Lockridge, from Seattle, Washington. Chavez was undefeated at 51-0 coming in. Lockridge was 38-4. The fight was scheduled for 12 rounds…
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2 August 1980 Tommy Hearns KOs Pipino Cuevas(video)

On August 2, 1980 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan, WBA welterweight champion Pipino Cuevas, from Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico, defended his title against up-and-coming Thomas Hearns, aka the Motor City Cobra, from Detroit by way of Memphis, Tennessee. Cuevas was 27-6 coming in. Hitman Hearns was undefeated at 28-0. The fight was scheduled for 15 rounds…
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