Best sports date night (2000)

March 17, 2000, Stevie Johnston vs. Julio Alvarez

Denver's homegrown (now-ex) boxing champ, WBC lightweight title-holder Stevie "Li'l But Bad" Johnston, wasted no time on March 17 reducing his opponent to rubble. Cut over the left eye in the first round, Johnston pelted the gape-jawed challenger, Mexico's Julion Alvarez, with a furious barrage in the second and was soon aloft on the shoulders of his corner men. That meant the 8,000 Johnston fans in Magness Arena -- this was the champ's first Denver fight in four years -- had plenty of time to celebrate the victory over cocktails and relatively early dinners out -- and for the male halves of couples to tell their wives and dates how tough they used to be.


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