History | Jul 29 2018

On This Day: Kostya Tszyu thrashes Julio Cesar Chavez

It was a sorry end for Mexican legend Chavez as he was floored for only the second time in glorious career by the cool and thunderous Kostya Tszyu
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IN the 1960s Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass recorded a sad, chilling instrumental called The Lonely Bull which movingly conveyed the cheering, blood-thirsty crowds and the brutality of the bull ring.

As horns blared and the brave bull is about to be butchered, you can feel the poor beast’s pain. That could have been the soundtrack to Julio Cesar Chavez’s destruction at the fists of Kostya Tszyu at the Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum in Pheonix, Arizona on July 29, 2000.

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