There are action-packed fights, and then there is this: The unforgettable spectacle in Las Vegas waged on April 15, 1985 by Marvin Hagler and Thomas Hearns, who slugged it out with such abandon that it is considered the quintessential action fight, the one that all others are measured against.

The fight didn’t last long — less than three full rounds (8 minutes, 1 second, to be exact) — but it was perhaps the most electrifying three rounds in boxing history. It was three rounds of pure violence on boxing’s grandest stage between two of the best in the business who, along with Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran, defined the sport in the 1980s.

Hagler knocked out Hearns but not before he took hellacious punishment, especially in round 1:

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