Today marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the fight between Marvellous Marvin Hagler (as is his legal name) and Thomas Hearns, possibly the greatest boxing match of the 20th century. It’s not an exaggeration to say that the first round, in particular, of this fight is as close as one is likely to see to an all-out war within a boxing ring but the fight as a whole is fantastic. Add in the occasion, and the fact that at the time these were two of the best middleweights in the world, and you come to appreciate why this fight at Caesar’s Palace has gone down in boxing folklore.
If you watch one round of boxing ever, make it this round. And if you have five minutes to spare today, use it wisely and pay homage to these warriors.