Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Bill1234, Aug 29, 2008.
Has to be Morales-Pac I. Two of the three best fights of the year on the same card.
don king used to put on some great cards in the early 90's. what about this card september 1994:
Meldrick Taylor L Julio Cesar Chavez TKO 8 12 Wiki
Frankie Randall W Juan Martin Coggi UD 12 12 Wiki
Felix Trinidad W Luis Ramon Campas TKO 4 12 Wiki
Ricardo Lopez W Surachai Saengmorakot TKO 1 12 Wiki
Vincent Pettway W Gianfranco Rosi KO 4 12 Wiki
Gabriel Ruelas W Jesse James Leija UD 12 12 Wiki
Giovanni Parisi W Freddie Pendleton PTS 10 10 Wiki
Kim Jackson L Michael Carruth TKO 4
Harry Greb vs Gunboat Smith
Jack Britton vs Ted Kid Lewis
Leo Johnson vs Joe Lynch
ABC TV had a great card in 1979.
Marvin Johnson-Victor Galindez
Marvin Hagler-Vito Antuofermo I
Ray Leonard- Wilfred Benitez
I believe there could have been another bout. Plus there was a simular card a few months later with. Marvin Johnson-Eddie Gregory & Ray Leonard-Davey "Boy" Green.
The 1980 card featured...
Leonard vs. Green
Weaver vs. Tate
Gregory vs. Saad
Holmes vs. Jones
Pretty damned good card.
This was a pretty exceptional card, too...
Julio Cesar Chavez vs. Tony Lopez
Jorge Castro vs. John David Jackson (FOTY)
Felix Trinidand vs. Oba Carr
Ricardo Lopez vs. Yamil Carabello
Great info! Thanks for filling in the blanks on the 1980 card. But I am almost 99% sure it was Gregory knocking out Marvin Johnson to win the WBA LightHeavyweight Crown. Who had just Knocked out Victor Galindez in the ABC 1979 Card. I don't think Saad-Gregory/Mustafa Muhammed ever fought as Champions.
That was a typo on my part. Gregory did indeed stop Johnson in 11 on that card. Was looking up info on the Gregory-Franklin match that happened prior to them becoming champions, and I guess I had that on the brain when I was typing. Sorry for any confusion.
That's correct, much to my dismay. That's in the top 3 of fights that should've been made during my formative years:
Mustafa Muhammed vs Saad Muhammed
Sanchez - Pedroza
Pintor - Chandler
Holmes vs. Shavers
Leonard vs. Price
Duran vs. Gonzales
Gomez vs. Mendoza
The top one here and the one you quoted weren’t one card — the one you cite had Leonard-Green from Landover, Maryland (Leonard’s home state), Holmes-Jones from Las Vegas and the other two from Knoxville, Tennessee (Tate’s hometown).
They were brought together for TV.
Yeah, that wasn't an uncommon practice for network TV in the 70's and 80's, and HBO did the same thing during a few of their telecasts. It wouldn't have been on a single card, but viewers would likely regard those contests as being part of a single grouping of fights.
Same as the Nov. 30, 1979 card. Galindez fought in New Orleans
The card I mentioned from 1994 was on a single card, it should be noted.