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« on: October 09, 2016, 05:56:36 PM »

Boxing ring legend Aaron “The Hawk” Pryor has reportedly passed away in Cincinnati, Ohio, at the age of 61 due to heart failure. Pryor reigned in the jr welterweight division from 1980 to 1985 and his two thrilling stoppage wins over Alexis Arguello are widely considered to be among the greatest bouts in boxing history. In his career, Pryor compiled a record of 39-1, with 35 KOs. He was elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1996.

http://www.fightnews.com/Boxing/aaron-hawk-pryor-passes-61-356149?
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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2016, 06:24:56 PM »

Sad news. Another of my favourite fighters to go in the space of a few weeks after Chacon.
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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2016, 06:25:28 PM »

Boxing ring legend Aaron “The Hawk” Pryor has reportedly passed away in Cincinnati, Ohio, at the age of 61 due to heart failure. Pryor reigned in the jr welterweight division from 1980 to 1985 and his two thrilling stoppage wins over Alexis Arguello are widely considered to be among the greatest bouts in boxing history. In his career, Pryor compiled a record of 39-1, with 35 KOs. He was elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1996.

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Really sad news. RIP champ. Proper fighter.
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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2016, 06:42:16 PM »

Don't really know much about him other than what was described in the HBO Legendary Nights show when he fought Arguello, and he was basically painted as someone avoided by superstars like Leonard and Hearns. Looked like a hell of a fighter though in his time.
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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2016, 07:10:06 PM »

He beat Hearns in the amateurs and there were rumours that Leonard didn't fancy a fight with him but I take that with a pinch of salt as Ray wasn't one to avoid a fight.  His win over Cervantes is definitely worth a watch along with both Arguello fights.

On a side note, nice to see Fat Dan being a massive hypocrite being all over Pryor right now when he basically screwed his career up by going hard on the coke.
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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2016, 10:01:26 PM »

Pryor was a great fighter not many in any era would have beaten him at 140. His career wasn't that long at the top so many big name fights fell sideways for many reasons in his career it probably alluded him from being on the same level as the fantastic 4 of Hearns, Hagler, Duran and Leonard.
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« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2016, 10:50:38 PM »

R.I.P. Aaron. The Hawk will be missed. He was a joy to watch
 
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