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RingTv image FROM THE ARCHIVE: Conclusive

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Conclusive

The first time he met Joe Louis in the ring for the heavyweight championship, Arturo Godoy lost a split decision but scored a moral victory by going the distance. Not so in the rematch four months later…

RingTv image FROM THE ARCHIVE: Now and then

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Now and then

The man pictured throwing a punch, former welterweight world champion Ted “Kid” Lewis, fought one man (Jack Britton) 20 times during his pro career, which ended in 1929 with a tally of 232-45-26…

RingTv image FROM THE ARCHIVE: And new…

FROM THE ARCHIVE: And new…

Joe Frazier gained recognition as heavyweight champion of the world after WBA titleholder Jimmy Ellis took a beating from Smokin’ Joe and couldn’t come out for the start of the fifth round on Feb. 16, 1970 at Madison Square Garden…

RingTv image FROM THE ARCHIVE: Jinx

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Jinx

Boxing fans might remember Michael Spinks best for lasting only 91 seconds against Mike Tyson in 1988, Spinks’ last fight. They might forget that he was the best light heavyweight of his era…

RingTv image FROM THE ARCHIVE: Unprecedented

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Unprecedented

Carmen Basilio, a dynamic punching machine who won world titles in two weight divisions, is best known for defeating the great Sugar Ray Robinson to win the middleweight championship in 1957, pictured here…