Four Kings: The intoxicating and captivating tale of four men who changed the face of boxing from award-winning sports writer George Kimball
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Hands of Stone’ would have matched ‘Sugar Ray’ in scores if it wasn’t for the reputation-bludgeoning ‘No Mas’ fight. Leonard’s comeback in the Hearns fight gave us a glimpse into the heart that willed into existence comeback title fights after multiple retirements, the most successful one coming against Hagler to take his beloved middleweight title away.
Four Kings” - Leonard - Boxing Archives Ranking “The Four Kings” - Leonard - Boxing Archives
Hagler’s score may be an eyebrow-raiser but his offence overshadowed his great defensive work back in the day.
Showtime offers a 30-day free trial, while DirecTV comes with a 7-day free trial for first-time subscribers. Sports fans and boxing enthusiasts alike will love this compelling study of the resurgence of boxing in the early 1980s - and the four 'greats' who effected that change.
Four Kings: The intoxicating and captivating tale of four men Four Kings: The intoxicating and captivating tale of four men
From 1980 through 1989, it was the style of four great fighters that not only made legendary fights, it ushered in a boxing renaissance.Hands of Stone’ had proven himself to be the best lightweight to ever do it, but in the summer of 1980 he was considered a huge underdog. People with a subscription can watch ‘ Mike Tyson: The Knockout,’ which chronicles the rise, fall, and comeback of one of the greatest boxers of all time.
Who was the best of the four kings? : r/Boxing - Reddit Who was the best of the four kings? : r/Boxing - Reddit
Duran sounds hilarious and frightening - a proper character, engaged in his own constant fight between the destruction and creation of himself, the world being a sideshow - while Hearns sounds laid-back, fairly (foul-mouthedly) inarticulate but quietly intelligent and probably the most likable of the four.
The author wrote extensively on the signing of contracts, deliberations, referee selection, judge selection, site selection, contracts, and other related minutiae that in my opinion detracted from the true narrative - the Four Kings and their fights against each other.