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    Default RIP Aaron Pryor

    He has died at age 61.

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    Default Re: RIP Aaron Pryor

    OMG.....

    Rest in peace, champ.

    Many memories of Pryor-Arguello in what were two of the best fights in boxing history.

    R.I.P., Hawk.

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    What time is it Hawk time one hell of a fighter RIP, punches in bunches very sad one of my favourite fighters.

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    Default Re: RIP Aaron Pryor

    Aaron Pryor beat my favorite fighter (Alexis Arguello) twice.... And Pryor was always willing to trade w/ many dangerous punchers in his career in order to land his own best punches......

    RIP champ
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    Apparently from heart disease, definitely one of the very greats and one of the ruthless few.

    Former junior welterweight champ Aaron Pryor dies at 60
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    Sleep well champ.R.I.P

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    Default Re: RIP Aaron Pryor

    Before my time but seen his classic fights with Arguello and they were amazing.

    RIP The Hawk
    Do not let success go to your head and do not let failure get to your heart.

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    Default Re: RIP Aaron Pryor

    in 1983 I saw Pryor vs Arguello LIVE at Ice World in Totowa, New Jersey on PPV closed circuit on a 30-foot by 20 foot screen in a huge auditorium.

    Ive NEVER seen a fighter like The Hawk.


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    Quote Originally Posted by brocktonblockbust View Post
    in 1983 I saw Pryor vs Arguello LIVE at Ice World in Totowa, New Jersey on PPV closed circuit on a 30-foot by 20 foot screen in a huge auditorium.

    Ive NEVER seen a fighter like The Hawk.

    Hell of a fight Pryor v Arguello two great fighters, ! who now have passed the Hawk was excitement personified both had there demons.
    Today is a sad day for me this is why I love boxing because of fighters like Pryor and Arguello RIP to both Champs.

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    One of many sad stories in boxing. He was a man who had the world in his hands. Drugs was the only thing that beat him. R.I.P. champ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nameless View Post
    Apparently from heart disease, definitely one of the very greats and one of the ruthless few.

    Former junior welterweight champ Aaron Pryor dies at 60
    I wonder what could have brought THAT on Perhaps whatever was in the black bottle.
    "Drown in a vat of whiskey.....death where is thy sting?" - W.C. Fields.

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    Default Re: RIP Aaron Pryor



    RIP.

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    Default Re: RIP Aaron Pryor

    If I’m judging him as a boxer then for a guy with zero defence who led with his chin, he got away with murder.

    He was super sloppy and had as porous defense as I've ever seen. I thought the best thing Pryor brought to ring was adrenalin and he was also very fortunate to meet Arguello. An Arguello who was at the end of his career and at his 4th weight class. But even then Arguello beat Aaron like a mofo piñata, until ...... Atomic coke monster power kicked in, and...... Wait


    Wait

    The Hawk taught Alexis, that he was just a squirrel trying to get a nut, & the hawk decides what is or is not allowed in his domain.

    He blew his career on stimulants. The same stimulants that also gave him his greatest win against Arguello.

    If it wasn’t for Sugar Ray Leonard’s detached retina then SRL would have destroyed Pryor. So I don’t go in for the theory of him being avoided. SRL wasnt afraid of crazy duran, monster hearns, or the powerful hagler, yet he was afraid of the smaller Pryor ?

    His Tysonesque predatory style, was a whirl wind, non stop puncher but not with KO power. Fact is - He did not come close to fighting anyone that we could use as a measuring stick as to how good he really was.

    But I’m judging him strictly as a fighter. As a man; condolences to his family and friends
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    His book:

    Aaron Pryor

    Is full of really interesting stuff.

    • Sly being his promoter and also sleeping with his ex-wife.
    • Getting drunk with Leon Spinks and wandering the streets of Soviet Russia.
    • Some traumatic stuff as a child with a neighbour.
    • His new wife saving his life and getting him off drugs.
    • His drug addiction and shadow boxing in the street for drug money.

    RIP champ.
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    Default Re: RIP Aaron Pryor

    I didn't have the fortune of living Pryors meteoric run live but the man was the consummate undeterred warrior. For all of the relentless volume, willingness to sponge some good shots and brutal physicality there was some boxing skill and a stabbing jab in there! Cervantes was far from a pushover and Pryor absolutely brought his second reign to a brutal battered end. Maybe he got some bad advice with possible Leonard fight and both got the shaft later with eye injury. The demons of addiction caught him but as was his heart and style, he got off the floor and beat the hell outta them too! Rest in peace champion. Thank you for the experience.

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    Default Re: RIP Aaron Pryor

    He was a great champion. RIP.

    As for him not fighting Leonard and Duran, it was because he wanted more money. Both Duran and Leonard camps wanted the fight to take place.

    In December 1980, Pryor rejected an offer of $500,000 to fight Sugar Ray Leonard for the WBC Welterweight Championship because he wanted more money. When the amount was increased to $750,000, he rejected that as well. [12]

    Pryor was offered $750,000 to fight Roberto Duran at Madison Square Garden in April 1981. However, Pryor's new attorney told him not to sign anything until he worked out a new contract with his manager. By the time a new agreement had been worked out, the chance to fight Duran was gone. [14] [15]

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