A heavyweight golden era begins
Frazier-Foreman I -- 'The Sunshine Showdown' -- marked a special time in boxing
Jamaica's fierce sun beamed down from a cloudless sky as I stood a few yards away from the ring, sweating and grooving to the music of Bob Marley emanating from the sound system. It was July 16, 1988, and in a few hours, homeboy Simon Brown would defend his welterweight title with a third-round TKO of Jorge Vaca.
A small crowd of about 5,000 showed up at National Stadium that afternoon -- a far cry from the 36,000 who paid to see George Foreman rip the heavyweight championship away from ...
Read full story
- Bernardo Osuna retweeted
- Nigel Collins retweeted