Billy Collins and Luis Resto’s Gloves

Ahh, professional boxing, one of our most wholesome competitive traditions. A fierce one-on-one display of ingenuity and athleticism full of the kind of people you’d like to bring home to mom, assuming your mother is an absolute monster of a human being.

Luis Resto and Billy Collins Jr, 1983.

Luis Resto and Billy Collins Jr, 1983.

In celebration of this week’s “fight of the century”, we’ll recap what most people consider to be boxing’s darkest day, which is really saying something.

"Panama" Lewis with Luis Resto, ca 1984.

“Panama” Lewis with Luis Resto, ca 1984.

From dirt floor Irish people to Don King’s colorful past, from painful penis pulling to delicious cocaine water – we’ll get into all of it.

BIlly Collins Jr, 1961-1984

BIlly Collins Jr, 1961-1984

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