Feature | Oct 28 2017

The five biggest upsets in boxing history

The heavyweight division is no stranger to some of the biggest upsets in the sport, as Daniel Herbert reveals
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5. LLOYD HONEYGHAN W RTD 6 DON CURRY


September 27, 1986

Some British interest in this list. Has there ever been a bigger upset by a Brit than Honeyghan’s thrashing of Curry at Atlantic City in September 1986? Sure, the Southwark man was unbeaten in stockpiling British, Commonwealth and European welterweight titles, but Curry had his own 100 per cent record, including a devastating two-round destruction of 
Milton McCrory. Such was the reputation of the “Lone Star Cobra” that there was serious talk of him bypassing super-welter to challenge world middleweight king Hagler.

Curry had already stated plans to move up in weight and the Honeyghan match went ahead before a mere 1,100 crowd at Caesars Casino Hotel. 
Yet Lloyd proved a revelation as he hammered the Texan into retirement after six rounds with a broken nose and cuts on his left eye and lower lip.

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