1980sBoxingCBSHighlightsInterviewsJr Welterweight ChampionsJr Welterwt & Super Lightwt ChampsJr. Welterweight + Super Lightweight BoutsTim Ryan

Boxing – 1985 – Tim Ryan Interview With Gene Hatcher After Super Lightwt Title Loss To Sacco


Ronald Hatcher Jr. (born June 28, 1959), better known as Gene Hatcher….is a former boxer who was world light welterweight champion….whose nickname was “Mad Dog.”  Hatcher’s first defense was against Uby Sacco in December of 1985….in which he won a fifteen-round decision…..but in their rematch in July 1985….Sacco won with a ninth round TKO in Italy….as the fight was stopped by the referee because of a Hatcher cut.  In Hatcher’s next and last chance at a world crown….he lost by a knockout in 45 seconds into the fight to Lloyd Honeyghan in August 1987….with Honeyghan’s WBC and IBF welterweight belts being at stake.

Ubaldo Néstor Sacco (July 28, 1955 – May 28, 1997) was an Argentine  boxer…..who was the WBA Light Welterweight champion of the world. Known as “Uby”…. Sacco turned pro in 1978….and won the World Boxing Association light welterweight title by TKO over Gene Hatcher in 1985…..and lost his title the following year to Patrizio Oliva by split decision…..and retired shortly thereafter with a career record of 39 wins and 7 defeats….with 23 wins by KO. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button