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Simply The Best

Photograph By AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler

Dubbed "The Showdown," the Sept. 16, 1981 unification bout for the undisputed welterweight championship between unbeaten Thomas Hearns and 30-1 Sugar Ray Leonard paired fighters thought by many to be the two best, pound-for-pound, in the world.