FROM THE ARCHIVE: Kiss the sky


KISS THE SKY: It’s hard to say what’s more impressive, the punch or the fact that Miguel Banda survived it. That’s a young (22) Michael Carbajal, in his 11th pro fight, administering a chiropractic adjustment to Banda on Jan. 12, 1990. Carbajal scored two knockdowns (Rounds 1 and 7) and won by a unanimous eight-round decision. He would go on to be a five-time world titleholder and THE RING’s Fighter of the Year in 1993, retiring with the WBO junior flyweight belt around his waist after stopping Jorge Arce on July 31, 1999.

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