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  1980:  RSR Look Back on Featherweight Great, the Late Salvador Sanchez By George Diaz Smith (MAR 8) In a postmarked Pacquiao-Morales-Barrera era you haven't seen nothing yet. Best damned complete fighter that I'd ever laid these paired off babies on would've boxed circles around these three; in any particular order for a real nightmare, without resorting to fighting anywhere beyond through 130-147 LBS; so goes the state of boxing. When it came to this fighter, you tipped the scales ...Copyrighted Story on

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November 25, 1980
Roberto Duran vs. Leonard

For the Welterweight Championship
of the world
Louisiana Superdome
New Orleans, Louisiana
*Second time


Past Female Boxer Sets the Record Straight!
By Sue TL Fox
March 25, 2005
(Inset photo: Rodriguez in white top)

ANGEL RODRIGUEZ, a boxer from the 1980's, was a very accomplished boxer, who boxed for seven years.
Rodriguez just recently contacted WBAN, and set the record straight on one of her past fight with Louise Loo that took place in 1981.  WBAN has Loo as the winner---but Rodriguez corrected that information...She told WBAN, "Just as a point of information; I also have a copy of a video of the Louise Loo / Angel Rodriguez fight of 1981, as well as the magazine article from The WBB Glove, which has a pictorial review of the fight.  It clearly shows my hand being raised as winner."  More

1981:  Sanchez Wins Title
On July 21, 1982, Salvador Sanchez, born January 26, 1959, in Santiago Tianguistenco, Mexico, he successfully defended his title against Azumah Nelson stopping him in the 15th round. Unfortunately, his success was short-lived when he was tragically killed in a vehicle accident at the age of 23 years old!  In 1991, Sanchez was  inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.  

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All Star Boxing
June 11, 1981

Champion's of Tomorrow


Mike Tyson 
turns pro

Mike Tyson turned professional in June 1985 under the guidance of veteran boxing guru Cus D'Amato, who worked closely with Jim Jacobs and Bill Cayton. In November 1986, he knocked out Canada's Trevor Berbick to win the WBC heavyweight title. It was his 28th fight and the 26th stoppage.


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Big Fights of the year
December 7, 1989

Sugar Ray Leonard vs.
 Roberto Duran 
The Mirage
Las Vegas, Nevada

Larry Holmes, who says his main goal is to retire unbeaten, will defend the World Boxing Council heavyweight championship against wise-cracking  26- year-old Texan Randy (Tex) Cobb tonight in the Astrodome. Holmes is an overwhelming favorite to run his record to 41-0 against Cobb, whose fighting style is that of a brawler and who jokes constantly outside the ring -- and sometimes in it.
Published on November 26, 1982, Miami Herald, (FL)

Marvelous Marvin Hagler and Roberto Duran could earn more than $10 million each when they meet for the 15-round middleweight boxing crown Nov. 10 at the Dunes Hotel in Las Vegas, promoter Bob Arum said Thursday. "It will be the biggest closed-circuit fight in history, with three or four million people watching," Arum said at a news conference attended by both fighters in New York. "I believe this is the greatest fight of our lifetime. Published on July 15, 1983, Miami Herald, The (FL)

One of today's more-or-less burning boxing issues is whether Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini will retire after twice being hacked into Italian sausage by Livingstone Bramble. Mancini, known to all his intimates as "Boom," isn't saying. But he certainly seems to be indicating.  A few days ago, sports columnist Tom Melody of The Akron Beacon Journal asked Boom something along the lines of "What do you think of boxing people these days?" Quick, get that man a few more notebooks:" Published on September 28, 1985, Miami Herald,  (FL)

Five minutes after being hoisted from the ring by trainer Adolfo Morrell and politely applauded by a Sheraton Americas Hotel crowd of 350, Florida's first female pro boxing victor leaned against a wall and cried in despair.  "I didn't mean to hurt her," Tracy Landy said in referring to a first-round technical knockout of Lori Mae Preusser Friday night.

June 26, 1985 - ALI SEEKS DIVORCE
People Magazine

Former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali and his third wife, Veronica, filed for divorce Tuesday, her attorney said. "An amicable agreement on the major issues already has been worked out,' ...6/26/85

NEW YORK -- A Manhattan judge Monday blocked the scheduled Michael Spinks-Gerry Cooney heavyweight championship fight until the promoters have Cooney sign a contract to participate in a title unification series.

Smith vs. Witherspoon - December
13, 1986

NEW YORK -- James "Bonecrusher' Smith, who got the fight as a substitute, knocked down Tim Witherspoon three times in the first round and won the World Boxing Association heavyweight championship Friday night at Madison Square Garden .SMITH WINS HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE BOUT 12/13/86