History | Oct 20 2014

On This Day: Light-welterweight savage Aaron Pryor was born in 1955

Tris Dixon chronicles the career of a fistic whirlwind, Aaron Pryor
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aaron pryor

TRAPPED on the ropes, future Hall of Famer Alexis Arguello absorbed a horrific pounding – more than 20 unanswered punches – before South African referee Stanley Christodoulou stepped in to stop the beating. The passionate crowd of 23,800 at Florida’s Orange Bowl roared with approval having witnessed one of the all-time great fights between two of the best in the sport at the time.

Aaron Pryor was a whirlwind that night, as he was throughout his career.

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