Hall of Fame fighter Aaron Pryor has passed away today at the age of 60.
He was known as one of the greatest ever junior-welterweight boxers in boxing history and held multiple recognised versions of the world title in the weight class between 1980 and 1985.
Known as’ ‘The Hawk’, Pryor had a remarkable career both as an amateur and as a professional.
He amassed a whopping 204 victories in the amateur ranks and captured the silver medal at the Pan American Games in 1975.
He turned pro a year later in 1976 and went on to have a career that most fighters dream of, with perhaps his most memorable fights and victories coming in two wins he recorded over the great Alexis Arguello.
Pryor’s last bout came against Roger Choate in 1990 and went out in style, by winning via stoppage and recording three wins on the trot in his last three appearances in a professional boxing ring.
He would go on to be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1996.
The cause of death is suspected to have been a long standing heart condition. Everyone at Boxing News and Views would like to send our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of Mr.Pryor.
Here is a nice tribute we came across today for this remarkable fighter (credit: uglybabashouse2):
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