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11th August 2021
By: Max Taylor
On this day in 1954, Archie Moore put his light heavyweight world title on the line against familiar foe Harold Johnson. Before this fight, the pair already had four fights against each other with Moore winning three of them. Although that may have looked discouraging for Johnson going into this fifth encounter, it was a better time than ever to win as it would see him become the light heavyweight champion.
Johnson was on a 12-fight win streak, making Moore recognize how dangerous he still was in the division which granted him this title shot.
The Philadelphian proved his danger, boxing with success on the outside for the first half of the fight. Even in the later rounds when Moore put the pressure on and plastered his man with punches, the game challenger managed to strike the champ with a shot that scored a knockdown.
The now-legend would rise from the canvas unfazed though, and continued his assault. This was Johnson’s first 15-round fight whereas Moore, who was ten years older, had been there all before. His renowned experience resides in his nickname as ‘The Old Mongoose’, and he grew stronger as the fight went on, eventually closing the show in the 14th after dropping Johnson in what was awarded as the round of the year.
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