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Old 01-28-2013, 05:41 PM   #30
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Default Re: Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Lorenzo Aragon, July 31st 1996

Poor VHS quality, but here's a look at Lorenzo "The Barbarian" Aragón schooling then-U.S. national welterweight champion (and the previous year's national Golden Gloves champ) Anthony "The Messenger" Thompson five years later in the 2001 world championship finals:


If the name sounds familiar - from his 2002 debut until 2004, Thompson was considered one to watch & hot-list until he ran into sporadic upset specialist Grady "Bad Boy" Brewer. Even after Brewer knocked him out he was groomed for a world title shot against Sergiy Dzinziruk, but those plans were dashed by Yuri Foreman in a close brawl on the Cotto vs. Judah PPV undercard.

So, legit talent - especially before making the jump.

Aragón casually whipped that ass.

Any time Anthony wasn't holding, life was painful for him.

El Barbaro could execute pull-counters damn near as smoothly as his old rival from Atlanta.
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