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 Posted: Tue Feb 19th, 2019 08:56 pm
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Big Garea Fan

 

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Boxing in the 80s was all about the middleweights/welterweights with all of the fighters already mentioned (Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas "Hitman" Hearns, Roberto Duran, "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler, etc). Here in Maryland, Sugar Ray Leonard (from Palmer Park, MD) fights were all over the news stations.
In the 90s, I think the focus shifted to the heavyweights as Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, George Foreman, Lennox Lewis, Riddick Bowe, and other fighters main evented PPVs. These fighters all seemed to have controversial fights / close decisions which resulted in multiple rematches and led me to believe that boxing was rigged. My faith in boxing being a fair sport has never been restored - especially after the Mayweather vs. McGregor spectacle.