Tyson, Chavez, and Stallone make Boxing H.O.F.
Mike Tyson, Julio Cesar Chavez, and Sylvester Stallone were inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame on Tuesday, Dec 7. Mike Tyson, the “baddest man on the planet” won his first 19 bouts by KO, 12 in the first round. Tyson once dominated the sport holding all three belts at one time: the WBA, WBC, and IBF Heavyweight Championship Belts.
“I am honored,” Tyson said. “The sport of boxing has given me so much, and it is truly a blessing to be acknowledged alongside other historical boxing legends because they paved the way for me, as I hope I have inspired others in this great sport.”
Julio Cesar Chavez was known for his devastating KO punch as well. He notched 88 KO’s and was a champion across three different divisions. He ended his career with a professional record of 107-6-2.
“I feel humble,” Chavez said.
“Rocky” served as inspiration for the underdog and brought about interest in boxing by average joe’s and even full families. Sylvester Stallone starred as Rocky; wrote and directed the film. It was released in 1976 and was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, winning best picture, best director and best film editing. (quotes and full article courtesy yardbarker.com & Wall Street Journal)
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