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Touching Gloves with…Alvaro ‘Yaqui’ Lopez

by on Dec.21, 2015, under Boxing News

By Dan Hanley

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To explain what Yaqui Lopez brought to the table is quite simple and also, quite difficult. You see, boxing today is in an age of flux with MMA to contend with, not to mention a glut of safety-first fighters involved in the sweet science. So when I say that the sight of the name, ‘Yaqui Lopez’ in our quaint TV listings of the day would bring an excited shiver to my spine, I think some of the contemporary fans would either roll their eyes or stare quizzically at the text. But for those who lived through the ’70s and ’80s as fight fans, they know exactly what I’m on about. Because I’m talking sheer excitement here, baby. (continue reading…)

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