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Blasted from the Past, Stopped by The Future (diary entry)

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23.11.2022 Archie Moore versus Yvon Durelle Undisputed World Light Heavyweight Championship 12.08.1959 As discussed last lesson, Archie Moore had been in negotiations with Sugar Ray Robinson. Robinson wanted to be the first man to hold the undisputed world middleweight and world light heavyweight titles. However, he ended up getting stripped of the NBA version of his title resulting in last lesson’s match between Gene Fullmer and Carmen Basilio and Moore decided to give Yvon Durelle a rematch. Robinson subsequently fell […]

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Fight of the Decade? (diary entry)

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12.10.2022 “Learn from the Fight” moved towards the end of 1958 for arguably Archie Moore’s last great moment. The fight is significant for demonstrating how far technical excellence, experience and old fashioned tenacity can go in a fight as well as the dangers of underestimating any opponent, in this case Durelle. Archie Moore versus Yvon Durelle Undisputed World Light Heavyweight Championship 10.12.1958 Archie Moore was having a good year in 1958. Over the past 12 months he had won eight […]

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