Iron Mike Tyson Catskills T Shirt
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Whether you are a fight fan or a fighter, wearing a Mike Tyson T Shirt is paying homage to one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of our time. Even though his days of fighting are long behind him, Mike Tyson proves his championship material with a successful show called Undisputed Truth. I hear it’s an amazing show filled with fun anecdotes from his time as a young hoodlum from the streets of Brooklyn to becoming one of the most feared men on the planet.
Stipe Miocic T Shirt – Cleveland Pride
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I lived in Cleveland for about a year at the Reserve Square downtown. I fondly recall sitting in the bar downstairs, watching people try their luck at the lobster claw machine. Legend has it, if you catch a lobster using the mechanical claw, the kitchen will cook it for your free. Legend only as I don’t believe anyone has been successful yet. Cleveland was one of the most enjoyable and memorable places I’ve lived. It’s character, it’s culture, it’s bitter cold lake-effect winters. The great lakes, the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, and not to mention the incredible sports culture. Little needs to be said about the Indians, the Browns, and the Cavaliers except that it leaves MMA fairly under represented.
Junior dos Santos vs Stipe Miocic, UFC on Fox Dos Santos vs Miocic I, 13 Dec 2014
Fight of the Night
It’s no secret, all fight fans love a stand-up battle, especially between heavyweights. In Junior dos Santos vs Stipe Miocic, we have two of the best heavyweight fighters in MMA, both with boxing backgrounds, and both willing to battle to the death.
For a long period of time, the UFC heavyweight division was dominated by Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos. They defeated everyone they fought until they met each other in the cage. At the time of their first fight, Cain was the champion. Cain had defeated half the heavyweight division and then champion Brock Lesnar. Junior earned the contender position after beating the other half of the division. Junior won the first fight and Cain came back to win the second to regain his title and the third to retain it.
Ahead of Timothy Bradley vs Manny Pacquiao III that takes place on 9th April 2016, I went and watched some Timothy Bradley fights. The one that stood out the most was the 2013 fight of the year: Timothy Bradley vs Ruslan Provodnikov.
I watch mostly MMA and don’t know much about boxing and boxers. But I do know a good fight when I see one. Timothy Bradley vs Ruslan Provodnikov is one of the most insane, thrilling, violent boxing fights I have ever seen. Whether you are a boxing fan or an MMA fan, I encourage to watch the full fight right here.
Mayweather vs Pacquiao promotional videos from Showtime and HBO leading up to 2nd May 2015
At cageinspiration we spend the majority of our time following, watching, learning about Mixed Martial Arts. The only exposure we have to the world of boxing is the boxing that is involved in MMA training and fighting. As fight fans, we understand and appreciate the intricacies, the technique, the training, and the heart that it takes to be a boxer. As human beings, we understand the dedication, the discipline, and the single minded devotion it takes to be great at something.
Whether it is boxing, MMA, sports, writing, singing, science. Greatness is easy to understand. Greatness is easy to identify. The path to greatness is easily drawn. The ability to walk that path, and keep walking that path, is an entirely different story.
Marvin Hagler vs Thomas Hearns, Las Vegas, 15th April 1985
Marvin Hagler vs Thomas Hearns is “The War”. A thrilling fight for the ages all fight fans can enjoy. Marvelous Marvin Hagler defends his middleweight titles against the dangerous contender Thomas “The Hit Man” Hearns.
Marvin Hagler is one of the most dominant and powerful middleweight champions in boxing. He successfully defended his belt 12 times and holds the record for most knockouts in the middleweight division.
Thomas Hearns was the current super welterweight and light middleweight champion. Going into this fight, Hearns is coming off his second round knockout of legendary Roberto Duran. Hearns is the first boxer to accomplish this.
In what is referred to as the best three rounds in boxing (and perhaps the best first round) Hagler and Hearns display true heart and iron chin. The fight later won “Fight of the Year” from The Ring Magazine.
Originally promoted as “The Fight” but has become known as “The War”. A thrilling fight for the ages and a classic for boxing history. This fight was one of the first fights that turned me on to combat sports.
This may not be an MMA fight, but this is an incredible battle between two boxers who have made a name for themselves through tough fights in the boxing ring. We at Cage Inspiration always appreciate and respect fighters that have skill, heart, power, and seek to “leave it all in the cage”. This fight deserves to be in the Best of the Best fights archives. If you have seen Marvin Hagler vs Thomas Hearns before, this is always a fight fan’s treat. If you haven’t seen this fight yet, you must.
Click below to watch the full fight including fighter background.