By Anthony “Stacks” Saldaña
Photo by Cynthia “Cindy Lou” Saldaña
RSR Readers let’s go back to November 12th 1982. Boxing fans from around the globe tuned in and a crowd of 23,800 gathered that legendary night at The Orange Bowl in Miami to witness one of the greatest fights in boxing history. The late, great, Nicaraguan Alexis Arguello looked to become a four division world champion when he took on Aaron “The Hawk” Pryor in a fight billed as “Battle of The Champions”. Arguello had won world titles at featherweight, junior lightweight and lightweight was on the verge of boxing history as he and Pryor stood toe to toe giving boxing fans a war that night in Miami. Arguello came into the fight a 12-5 favorite but the fight quickly turned into a brutal back and forth battle. A fight that was labeled “Fight of The Decade” by Ring Magazine. Arguello came up short that night, when in the 14th round Pryor landed a barrage of unanswered punches forcing the referee to stop the fight.