Apr 11, 1993
Ottawa - Boston2-4

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1  N/A  Hit  Peluso-Sweeney
2  12:52  Fight  Loewen-Hughes

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 Mike Peluso  (Victim) 6'4'' 6225lb 39N/A
 Don Sweeney  (Aggressor) 5'10'' 6186lb 39


 Fight at 12:52
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 Darcy Loewen 5'10'' 1185lb 521123A Bit
 Brent Hughes 5'11'' 1180lb 51773
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 chrisY2J
1232 fight reviews

Aug 12 13:33 ET
Draw Fun 
9
This is one of the lesser-renowned yet incredibly good fights you will ever see. It was a confrontation between two men who weren't especially well known for pugilistic success.

Brent Hughes, then of the Boston Bruins, was a gritty player and frequent fighter who lost far more than he won when he shed the gloves. Ottawa's Darcy Loewen was similar to Hughes: a grinder who spent most of his career in the minor leagues and didn't fight quite as often as Hughes did, but also could be considered a frequent scrapper who didn't have a great won-loss record. Both men were undersized for the physical role they played: under six feet tall and under 200 pounds.

But for all of their physical and fistic shortcomings, Hughes and Loewen would hook up and engage in one of the very best fights of the 1992-93 season.

Hughes and Loewen drop the gloves and square off after a draw at center ice. They shadowbox in front of the players' benches before rushing in and grabbing on. There is virtually no defense attempted as a tornado of flying fists begins.

Loewen and Hughes both go righty and swing away madly. Both combatants give 'em and take 'em. The Senator scrapper gets a bit of an advantage early, smoking Hughes with some wicked punches directly in the face. Hughes' head quakes from a couple of the shots. Brent, for his part, gamely stays in there and his right arm never stopped pumping.

As he swings back at Loewen, Hughes lowers his head to try to keep his face out of the line of fire. Loewen keeps reeling off the rights, bouncing a few blows off the Bruin's lid. Hughes' wild swings don't come anywhere near the mark. Loewen switches to the left for a moment, then goes back to the right.

That brief hand-switch by Loewen gave Hughes the opening he needed. Hughes unleashes three or four nasty straight rights, cranking Darcy directly in the grill. Loewen recoils from the blows, but still manages to answer. For a second, they both grab on and jockey for position.

The linesmen decide to stop it prematurely, probably fearing one of the fighters would get seriously hurt before they were truly done. The zebras grab Hughes and Loewen and pry them apart. Both fighters still appeared fired up and genuinely angry, so they struggle to get at each other for a moment before being separated.

As they go to their respective sin bins, Hughes and Loewen were both bleeding a bit from their noses and looked pretty banged up. No surprise there, as both combatants absorbed some serious punches in the face. The Boston crowd was roaring after this fight, and the teammates of Hughes and Loewen were patting them on the back in appreciation of their efforts.

This was a great fight and a draw. This contest between Hughes and Loewen was definitely one of the most underrated battles of all time.
 BattleshipRules
12650 fight reviews

Mar 5, 2014 17:17 ET
Draw Fun 
10
This was a terrific and entertaining middleweight fight. Loewen and Hughes let it all hang out and went toe-to-toe in sustained fashion. Brent landed a solid blow and missed a punch. He landed a solid connect, missed a punch, and landed a solid blow.

Darcy landed a solid shot, missed a punch, landed a solid blow, and landed a pretty good shot. Hughes landed a couple of solid punches and missed several blows. Loewen landed a solid shot, missed a right, and missed a left hand. He missed a punch and landed four solid connects.

Hughes landed a couple of average blows and missed a couple of shots. Darcy missed a couple of punches, landed a solid connect, and missed a couple of punches. Hughes landed a solid connect, missed a shot, and landed a good shot. He finished strong and the refs stopped the fight.

This was a great action fight. I rate it as a draw. Loewen may have landed a couple more blows, but both men landed a number of power punches. It was a valiant effort by these gutsy middleweights.
mullet
19571 fight reviews

Jun 5, 2010 09:30 ET
Draw Fun 
9
Short fight but it was great toe to toe action between two middleweights. Both got in some good ones and both were bleeding after it was over.
Brasso11
311 fight reviews

Oct 6, 2011 13:18 ET
Draw Fun 
8
Oneill.the.Giant
11157 fight reviews

Jul 4, 2014 11:53 ET
Draw Fun 
9
47tooter
79 fight reviews

Dec 2, 2015 21:45 ET
Darcy Loewen narrow win Fun 
8
One of Brent's better goes but still lost.
He's got heart but not big enough and not strong enough..Loewen connected with some good face shots with Bryant swinging wildly and not really landing.
Hughes lost most fights.
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LukeLaC
Oct 6, 2011 06:47 ET
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chrisY2J
Jan 12, 2014 14:19 ET
Hey SP. Could you do a punch count on this one when you have time? I did one, but I think you have the most accurate eye for punch counts on this site.Reply
SarcasticPillow
Jan 12, 2014 14:46 ET
Quote from message by chrisY2J
Hey SP. Could you do a punch count on this one when you have time? I did one, but I think you have the most accurate eye for punch counts on this site.
I did one but my punch count was almost the same as yours. I counted two more punches thrown and one more landed by Darcy Loewen and one more punch thrown by Brent Hughes.

I'd rather leave it as yours.
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chrisY2J
Jan 12, 2014 15:29 ET
I changed it up. Thanks!Reply

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