Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Although the Mayweather/de la Hoya fight on Saturday was somewhat entertaining, it was mere patty-cake compared to the show that Thomas Hearns and Marvin Hagler put on in 1985, in a similar weight class (Hagler/Hearns were middleweights (160 lbs.); Mayweather moved up in class to fight de la Hoya as a Junior Middleweight (154 lbs.))
In fairness, Hagler/Hearns is one of the great fights -- and probably the greatest round (the first) -- of all time.
UPDATE: The Hagler/Hearns fight is available on YouTube; HBO forced YouTube to take the Mayweather/de la Hoya fight down this week, in advance of HBO's planned rebroadcast on Saturday night.