Larry Holmes and Sugar Ray Leonard Push Ford Trucks

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This week’s Throwback video features a 1980s Ford truck ad featuring two of the greatest boxers of all time – Larry Holmes and Sugar Ray Leonard. If you are not familiar with boxing or either of these two boxers, Holmes spent his career in the heavyweight class while Sugar Ray participated in the lighter classes, including welterweight, middleweight and light heavyweight.

This Ford truck commercial plays off of the difference of these two famous pugilists, using the heavyweight Holmes to talk up the Ford F Series – going so far as to call the F Series the heavyweight champ. On the other hand, Sugar Ray shows off the smaller, lighter Ford Ranger – insisting that small trucks can be Built Ford Tough, too.

Crank up your speakers and enjoy!

Patrick Rall is a regular contributor to LS1Tech and JK Forum, among other auto sites.

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