Aaron Pryor dies at age 60

09/10/2016 20:08

Former world champion Aaron Pryor died on Sunday morning after a long battle against heart disease at the age of 60.

Pryor, who was WBA light welterweight champion from 1980-1983 and IBF light welterweight champion from 1983-1985, is best remembered for his two fights with Nicaragua's Alexis Arguello. Pryor defeated the three-weight world champion by KO each time.

The American hung up his gloves in 1991 with a record of 39-1 (35 KOs). Pryor was also inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1996.

"Aaron was known around the world as 'The Hawk' and delighted millions of fans with his aggressive and crowd-pleasing boxing style," widow Frankie Pryor said in a statement.

"But to our family, he was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend."