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Thomas Hearns flicker jab: Poisonous in the 80s (w/video)

The legendary Thomas Hearns (61-5-1; 48 KO) was one of the best pound-for-pound fighters of the 1980s and is considered an all-time great. His skills, punching power, and athleticism enabled him to move up in weight class over the years, from welterweight to cruiserweight. Blessed with...

MIke Tyson or George Foreman? Evander Holyfield indicates who punched harder

Mike Tyson, George Foreman, and David Tua are regarded as three of the hardest punching heavyweights to have ever laced 'em up. And one fight legend had the opportunity to taste shots from all three knockout artists.Evander Holyfield, known for his courage, determination, and durability, defeated...

Tyson vs Holmes: How Don King stacked the odds for Iron Mike

Most fight fans don't understand the business end of boxing. And many probably don't want to. Despite being the purest of all sports, boxing, like the NFL, NBA, and MLB, is a business, too, and decisions are often made based on their perceived long-term financial repercussions....

Tyson vs Douglas odds: Some lost a fortune

In 2020, ESPN premiered a documentary in its 30 For 30 series titled 42 to 1. The documentary is about the epic February 1990 heavyweight championship fight between Mike Tyson and Buster Douglas which resulted in one of the biggest upsets in sports history.Douglas would KO Tyson who was...

Tyson vs Tucker: The underrated, long forgotten drama

Mike Tyson is a boxing legend who gave us many memorable moments in the ring. And quite naturally, we're still discussing some of his fights decades later. Tyson's epic showdowns with Michael Spinks, Trevor Berbick, Evander Holyfield, Larry Holmes, Lennox Lewis, Buster Douglas, Razor Ruddock, Frank Bruno, Alex...

Canelo vs Beterbiev not necessarily off the table?

In April 2021, Eddy Reynoso, head trainer of unified super middleweight champion Saúl 'Canelo' Álvarez (57 -2 -2), insisted his team isn’t scared of Artur Beterbiev (18-0), boxing’s fearsome unified light heavyweight champion.At the time, Alvarez was prepping for his May 8 showdown with Billy Joe Saunders. "It's...

Thunderlips, Stallone and WWE: Did Rocky III profoundly change pro wrestling in U.S.?

In 1980, a little-known wrestler named Terry Bollea, donning the stage name 'Hulk Hogan,' faced goliath Andre 'The Giant' on a pro wrestling card that drew only 1,200 spectators in a building that held 3,500. However, in August of that year, Hogan and Andre would face-off...

Throwing in the towel shouldn’t end a fight: Boxing Rules 101

There's a big misconception in professional boxing that a corner has the power to stop a fight at any time by simply throwing in a towel in the ring. 'Throwing in the towel' is one of the more popular idioms in the English language and an...

Tyson vs Bowe: Exactly why it never happened

Mike Tyson and Riddick "Big Daddy" Bowe were two red hot heavyweights of the 1990s whose paths would never cross. It's not uncommon in boxing for two great fighters in the same division who fought at the same time to have not faced each other.How about George...

Mike Tyson vs ‘The Incredible Bulk’: The fight that never was

Who remembers the hype surrounding a possible bout between then heavyweight champion Mike Tyson (then 37-0) and NFL first-round draft pick, 6'6" 315 lb athletic freak Tony Mandarich 25 years ago? Mandarich was touted as the greatest offensive lineman prospect ever... He was going to change the...