This day in boxing history, July 4

Posted: July 4, 2018 in Boxing
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International Boxing Hall of Fame member and Jr Lightweight Champion of the World Aaron “The Hawk” Pryor made the fifth defense of his title after stopping Akio Kameda at 1:44 of round six at the Riverfront Colosseum in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 4th, 1982. The 26 year old Pryor survived a first round knockdown to drop the 25 year old Kameda twice in round two and again in the third. Pryor improved to 31-0, 29 KO’s, while Kameda lost for the first time (17-1, 14 KO’s).

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