Originally Posted by salsanchezfan
For me, it's one of those "If you could have been an any fight card" things. 1982 was such an amazing year in boxing. We haven't seen it's like since, or probably before.......
The two fights above
It was also a watershed year of a sadder kind, with Mancini-Kim and Sanchez's death.
the first half of the year was a complete bust (Hearns-Geraldo, Hagler-lee, Benitez Duran)
the only positive note was the emregence of Tony Sibson as the #1 spot in the middleweight div
things turned around in the summer (When Summer Lovers came out)
the first of which was Teddy Sander's tko of Alex Ramos then the Animal Fletcher fights which were televised. Dwight Braxton looked like a good bet to beat Spinks in a unification with his violent rubouts of Saad Muhammud & E Davis.... Sanchez-Nelson,,, the first telvised fight of Hector Camacho & the Tony Ayala sodimizations of Epps & Gregory
By Sept of that year, the threat of Duran seemed like a thing of the past, certainly not taken as a serious threat to Ayala
Also memorable was Aguello's 1 punch ko of K Rooney
The highlight of the year was probably Pryor-Arguello
nobody likes to mention it but Mancini-Kim