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Join Date: Mar 2012
Gustavo Ballas 'The South American Sugarman'
Gustavo Ballas a.k.a. 'Mandrake the Magician'
The talented boxing machine from Argentina, who many likened to
The Sugarman 'Sugar' Ray Robinson.
The 23 1/2 year-old - had an incredible unbeaten streak at 54-0-1 (20 KO's),
and Gustavo was considered to be a next 'Superstar' for American Television.
After winning the WBA Super Flyweight Championship in September 1981,
he was being 'groomed' for a big Nationally Televised bout for early-1982.
When,,,,,,,in December 1981 in Panama City, Panama - Gustavo was to
make his 'first' Title Defense versus Rafael Pedroza, a fighter that he
had easily decisioned earlier in his career.
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Last edited by Senor Pepe'; 10-22-2012 at 08:29 PM.