Micky Ward (36-10, 27 KOs)
vs. Emanuel Augustus (24-17-4, 13 KOs)
July 13, 2001 at Hampton Beach Casino, Hampton Beach, N.H.
The charm of this match-up was the lion heart in both fighters, who were different as night and day in the ring. Augustus had a capable reputation and a sometimes-ridiculously eccentric style. Ward, revered for his courage, was the quintessential blue-collar fighter. Both guys brought their best to Hampton Beach, though, in what was heralded by Ring Magazine as the 2001 "Fight of the Year."
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Micky Ward & Emanuel Augustus