"Boxing Still Matters," Chapter VII - Small Men, Big Punches - Blog #0026

Updated: Jan 19

Chapter Seven Small Men – Big Punches The decade of the Nineteen Nineties had a lot of excitement in the smaller weight classes. Chapter Seven covers all of the notable names of the decade. From the knockout punches of Prince Naseem Hamad to the troubled life yet brilliant career of Johnny Tapia, the thrills and action of the featherweight, bantamweight and flyweights are covered. Where there are no lineal champions, sanctioning body champions fill the void, especially in the bantamweights, where not a single boxer could claim lineal and world titles. Not to worry! Boxing gave us the Canizales brother out of Laredo, Texas, Tim Austin, Veeraphol Sahaprom, and Junior Jones to rescue to division. As we have all heard many times “good things come in small packages.” True to form, the good thing came in the flyweight package with the legendary Filipino “Pac Man” Manny Pacquiao winning the first of what would prove to be several titles.

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