The recent world middleweight title fight between Gennady Golovkin and Daniel Jacobs was the latest example of a major showdown ending in controversy over the scoring. But will we still be arguing the toss in three decades’ time?
Next week marks the 30th anniversary of ‘The Super Fight’, when Sugar Ray Leonard outpointed Marvin Hagler at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas to win the WBC middleweight crown that still belongs to Golovkin courtesy of his points win.
The headline in the American magazine Sports Illustrated read “SHOCKER” and in all my time involved in boxing in various guises, no fight of such magnitude has created such debate for so long.
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