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Boxing – 1982 – Dr Ferdie Pacheco PostFight Interview With Mustafa Hamsho After Defeating Bobby Czyz

Mustafa Hamsho is a retired Syrian boxer….who never won a world title….but fought some big names in his career….and though he was not a winner in all of those fights, he did some things to make every one of his fights interesting and controversial in some regard. The Syrian Slugger racked up a winning record in the late 1970’s….while defeatin Wilford Scypion on June 15, 1980….and former world middleweight champion Alan Minter on June 6,1981….and got a shot at then-champion Marvelous Marvin Hagler in October of that year….while showing no respect for the champion during their matchup…. or at least for the time it lasted. Hamsho continued to fight, defeating Curtis Parker, future world champion Bobby Czyz, and former three-division world champion Wilfred Benítez during 1982 and 1983….then received a return visit to take on Hagler in a rematch in October 1984 in NYC’s Madison Square Garden….when after Hamsho tried to play rough in the early going….that is when Hagler ended things early this time by flooring Hamsho twice in the 3rd round, thus forcing Hamsho’s trainer to jump in and stop the fight. Hamsho would continue to fight, with the biggest name on his list being Donny Lalonde….who decisioned Hamsho in the spring of 1987….and would then go on to become light heavyweight champion later that year…..as Hamsho’s career would end a couple of years later.

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