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Boxing – 1987 – HBO PreFight Special – Middleweight Title – Marvin Hagler VS Sugar Ray Leonard


During the years from 1964 to 1995….the sports world….and especially the boxing universe….was blessed with legendary heavyweight champions like Muhammad Ali, Smokin Joe Frazier and Big George Foreman in the 1960s and 1970s….plus heavyweights Iron Mike Tyson, Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield and Lennox Lewis in the 1980s and 1990s….along with featherweights / lightweight / welterweight / middleweight legendary champions like Roberto “Manos de Piedra” Duran, Thomas “Hitman” Hearns, Sugar Ray Leonard and Marvelous Marvin Hagler….plus so many other legends like Alexis Arguello, Julio Cezar Chavez, Hector “Macho” Camacho, Aaron “The Hawk” Pryor, Salvador Sanchez, Michael Spinks and Wilfred Benetiz….for this golden age of boxing was chocked-full of boxing masters who knew how to negotiate the ring….and the best part of all of this talent was the fact that each and every legend from this golden age fought each and every legend in and arourd their natural weight divisions….as Marvelous Marvin Hagler vs Sugar Leonard was no exception with Hagler a pure middleweight and Leonard a natural welterweight….and when two legends entered the ring during this era….it became and still is today, MUST SEE TV….cuz it was a sure bet when two legends “graced the four corners”.      

The truth be told, when two legends of boxing would enter into a fight during the golden age of boxing…. even the Pre-Fight activities was worthy of being a nationally televised event…..which makes this HBO Boxing pre-fight production by their outstanding broadcast crew of Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant both riveting and entertaining.


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