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RingTv image Julio Cesar Chavez-Meldrick Taylor I remembered

Julio Cesar Chavez-Meldrick Taylor I remembered

There are certain fights throughout boxing history that ignite a visceral reaction from fans due to their disputed outcomes, such as Dempsey-Tunney II and Hagler-Leonard. One such fight took place 25 years ago today when Julio Cesar Chavez and Meldrick Taylor produced a war for the ages that would be overshadowed by one of the most polarizing decisions a referee ever made.

RingTv image Harold Johnson: 1928-2015

Harold Johnson: 1928-2015

RingTV.com’s historian Lee Groves pays tribute to International Boxing Hall of Fame-enshrined former light heavyweight champion Harold Johnson, who passed away on Thursday at age 86. Johnson fought Archie Moore five times and owns victories over fellow hall of famers Ezzard Charles and Jimmy Bivins.

RingTv image Leonard-Benitez and Antuofermo-Hagler I: A memorable night at Caesars

Leonard-Benitez and Antuofermo-Hagler I: A memorable night at Caesars

Thirty-five years ago today, boxing observers believed they would witness a rare event – the coronation of two superstars: Sugar Ray Leonard, who was favored to beat WBC welterweight titleholder Wilfredo Benitez, and Marvelous Marvin Hagler, a 4-to-1 choice to unseat undisputed middleweight champion Vito Antuofermo.