Rocky Graziano Vs. “Sugar” Ray Robinson
April 16, 1952
Chicago Stadium, Chicago Illinois

The Late Great Arturo “Thunder” Gatti Vs. “Pretty Boy” Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Gennady “GGG” Golovkin

Thomas “The Hitman” Hearns

"Marvelous" Marvin Hagler of Brockton, Mass., right, gets in close with “Sugar” Ray Seales of Tacoma, Wash., during a match in Boston, Aug. 31, 1974. Hagler, the unbeaten 1973 National AAU Champion, won an easy decision in the 10-round bout against Seales, the 1973 Olympic Gold Medal winner.

On March 6, 1985, Tyson made his professional debut in Albany, New York, against Hector Mercedes. The 18-year-old knocked Mercedes out in one round.

On Don King: “I found out that someone I believed was my surrogate father, my brother, my blood figure turns out to be the true Uncle Tom, the true nigger, the true sellout. He did more bad to black fighters than any white promoter ever in the history of boxing.”
- “Iron” Mike Tyson

"It’s A Lonely Sport"
- “Iron” Mike Tyson

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A Young “Sugar” Ray Robinson

breedlov3:
What city do you box in?

I Live In San Pedro. It’s In L.A. County. & I Used To Box At DG Boxing In Long Beach. But Now I’m Looking For A Better Gym. Thinking About Going To Wild Card. I Wish Robert Garcia Had A Gym Here In L.A. Though.

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The fifth fight between Robinson and LaMotta, on February 14 1951, is remembered as “the second St Valentine’s Day Massacre”. Jake LaMotta, having lost four pounds in the day before the fight to meet the 160lb limit, was not at his strongest and was battered by Robinson. He did, at least, retain his record of never having been knocked down. “I didn’t go down, Ray,” he said as he was led from the ring. “You didn’t get me down.”

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John Arthur "Jack" Johnson, nicknamed the Galveston Giant was an American boxer, who—at the height of the Jim Crow era—became the first African American World Heavyweight Boxing Champion.

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"Sugar" Shane Mosley

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Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao

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