This early 80s showdown at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas billed as “The Showdown” between WBC welterweight champ “Sugar” Ray Leonard and the hitherto undefeated Thomas “Hitman” Hearns, owner of the WBA crown, was a fight of beauty, full of an ebb and flow throughout. They were fighting to unify the World Welterweight Championship and the stakes couldn’t have been higher. First Hearns, then Leonard and then Hearns again held the lead. Between rounds 12 and 13, Leonard’s trainer, the legendary Angelo Dundee, exclaimed “You’re blowing it, son! You’re blowing it!” Leonard simply exploded in the 13th, knocking Hearns through the ropes. He didn’t relent and finished him off in the 14th with a furious flurry of punches that forced referee Davey Pearl to call a halt to proceedings. Even worse for Hearns was that he was actually leading on all the judges’ scorecards up to that point.