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Boxing – 1982 – NBCs Dick Enberg Highlights Lt Middleweight Bout With Tony Ayala Vs Carlos Herrera

Tony Ayala Jr. was an American professional boxer who competed in the light middleweight division….who began his professional career in 1980, and by 1982 he had compiled a record of 22 wins and no losses, with 19 knockouts….for Ayala was born to a boxing family….and had two other brothers who were boxers, Mike Ayala and Sammy Ayala.

Tony Ayala is considered one of the most promising boxing wasted talents by boxing writers and historians….as his career cut short after he was imprisoned in 1983 at the age of 19….so, his first shot at the world title never happened due to his personal troubles and later conviction….while his second shot proved unsuccessful also….as he was 40 years old and out-of-shape by the time he got out of prison.

Ayala turned professional in June 1980 with a one-round knockout of Zip Castillo….and proceeded to score three other first round knock outs in a row….as he was co-managed by the Duva family….namely by Lou Duva, Dan Duva and Kathy Duva….who was rated # 3 by the WBA by December 1981….when El Torito was 18 year old. 

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