Barry McGuigan vs Eusebio Pedroza

Barry McGuigan vs Eusebio Pedroza for WBA Featherweight Title

Way back in 1985 Barry McGuigan took on Eusebio Pedroza for the WBA Featherweight title. McGuigan would go on to win the belt in front of a crown of 26,000 in attendance at Queen Park Rangers stadium in West London. McGuigan was a sporting icon who polarising figure for some in Ireland. During the height of ‘The Troubles‘ he took on British citizenship even though he was from the Republic, so that he could compete for the British domestic titles, a move which upset alot of people. Yet throughout this time of political upheaval he refused to take sides. Something which endeared him to many on both sides of the border.

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