History | Premium | Jun 15 2019

The chilling story of one of the most fierce fights in boxing history

The tragic story of 1991's Fight of the Year between Robert Quiroga and Kid Akeem

EPIFANIO “Epi” Quiroga thinks about his brother every day. The times they had growing up, and the memories they made together: “He was such a giving person. People loved him inside and outside the ring. Robert never asked for recognition, so it has been my life’s mission to make sure he gets it before I’m gone.”

Robert Quiroga grew up in the tough Westside of San Antonio to become the city’s first ever world champion. Also the first American to hold a title in the super-flyweight division – he won the IBF belt in 1990 at just 20 years old.

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