Aaron Pryor was one of the many great boxers during the golden age of boxing…..who in my opinion was a super great boxer during this awesome era. The Hawk, as he was known…..was the WBA world super lightweight champion from 1980 to 1983….the IBF world junior welterweight title from 1984 – 1985…..amassing a career record of 39 wins 1 loss and 35 KO’s…..who was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1996. Pryor was voted by the Associated Press as the #1 junior welterweight of the 20th century in 1999…..as Aaron “The Hawk” Pryor was voted as the greatest junior welterweight in boxing history by the Houston Boxing Hall Of Fame in 2014. The HBHOF is a voting body composed entirely of current and former fighters…..however, there were so many super great and legendary boxers during his time in the ring…..that he almost gets lost when conversations considering the truly great boxers is being discussed. Had Pryor not had such a big “drug monkey” on his back during the latter half of his career…..he just might have proved my opinion correct.
In this fight, The Hawk takes on Canadian Nick Furlano for the IBF junior welterweight title on June 22, 1984…..as Furlano fought Pryor to a unanimous decision in Toronto, Canada…..in what turned out to be a really good fight….as Furlano forced Pryor to go 15 rounds for the 1st time in The Hawks’s career.