Top Ten Greatest Boxing Fights

The Top Ten

1 Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier

Their first fight was exciting - between 2 undefeated heavyweights. Joe Frazier came out on top with a dominating performance clobbering Ali relentlessly.

The best fight of the whole world wow back in my days I was a fighter and now I am old and rinklie

Match between champion Joe Frazier (26-0, 23 KOs) and challenger Muhammad Ali (31-0, 25 KOs), "Fight of the Century"

It was indeed the most intense heavyweight championship fight in the history of boxing

2 Arturo Gatti vs. Micky Ward

An awesome inspiring action fight for All-time. This is the heart of professional boxing,
2 Warriors fighting with heart, an courage for nothing but their pride on the line. Tons of excitement, courage, heart, big shots, little defense etc.
Gatti - best action fighter of his generation.

The best by BOTH fighters... Ward is the "Pride of Lowell" not Dicky Eklund. Sugar Ray slipped baby. So. Lowell in the house here!

Heart, determination & lump in the throat courage. The ninth round immortalised the pair of them.
RIP Arturo

Best by far talent level excluded

3 Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier III

Brutality that we'll never see again.. They don't make warriors like this anymore!

The last great fight between two great champions giving everything they had. Greatest heavyweight fight of all time. Neither one the same after that fight

Both should have retired

4 Marvin Hagler vs. Thomas Hearns

Throw strategy out the window. This was nothing more than a street fight for 8 minutes. 3 rounds of pure brutality.

To think, Hagler was badly cut in the first minute of the fight, should give you an indication of how tough a puncher Tommy Hearns was.

But after 8 minutes of watching, what can only be described as a predator stalking its prey, Hagler catches Hearns when Hearns foolishly turns his back on Hagler for a split second... Needless to say, lights out Mr Hearns.

Let's be thankful that the rung doctor didn't stop the bout in the first minute of round 3, or this fight would be nowhere near this great fights list.

You could tell Hagler knew he had to finish it quick and I think he knew that cut would only get worse the longer the fight went on, increasing the liklihood of the fight being stopped.

Great, great, great fight. Go watch it now!

Best 3 round fight in the history of boxing

5 Sandy Saddler vs. Willie Pep
6 Mike Tyson vs. Buster Douglas

A real underdog story

7 Evander Holyfield vs. Mike Tyson

Tyson couldn't beat him so he bit him

Iron "Bite" Tyson!

8 Julio Cesar Chavez vs. Meldrick Taylor

Taylor showed great heart that night. But chavez arguably the best boxer of all time. His timing was pergect.

Non stop action for 12 rounds. Clearly displayed the difference between a boxer and a fighter.

9 Diego Corrales vs. Jose Luis Castillo

Having worked for both HBO and Showtime for more than 25 years, I worked fishpole at ringside for all three of the Gatti/Ward battles. Of the more than 265 fights I worked, these three (and the Corrales/Castillo trio of fights) were more exciting than any of the Mayweather fights I worked (38)

Still the best of this millennia. Amazing

Great Comeback by chico true boxing legend rip🙏

10 Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Thomas Hearns I

Buster Douglas vs Tyson maybe on a list of greatest upsets. This fight was highly anticipated and delivered the goods two great fighters.

The Contenders

11 Marco Antonio Barrera vs. Erik Morales

As an avid boxing viewer, this for me is the greatest boxing match of all time. This match will keep you on the edge of your seat throughput. Back and forth like you've never seen. If you like boxing and haven't seen this contest, I would urge you to check this match.

This fight should definitely be ranked higher. It was a see saw battle from two fighters who definitely despised each other. Erik being undefeated and pound for pound...and Marco hating that he was forgotten about after the Junior Jones loss. Great scrap I thought Morales took two out of the their trilogy. The first being the closest.

Best fight I've ever seen.

12 George Foreman vs. Ron Lyle

Outstanding 2 sided slug out

Best toe to toe fight "EVER"!.

Best slugfest ever!

13 Roberto Duran vs. Sugar Ray Leonard

The classic matchup The Great Vs The Great. Legendary fight that I still love to watch now a days.

This one of the top five fights ever. Heavyweights are overrated. Fighters today in the welterweight class would not last 5 rounds with either Duran or Leneord.

14 Muhammad Ali vs. George Foreman

Ali at his most cunning. A must-see for any self-proclaimed boxing fan.

best ever Ray Leonard should not be up there

Ali destroy the unbeateable

15 Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez

Because it went to 4 fights and every time there is a knockdown

It was a tie because of the rematch

Best feather weight fight ever

Greatest boxing match I have ever watched

16 Nigel Benn vs. Gerald McClellan

Great fight from 1st minute, sad for McClellan but still hell of a fight

All of the rounds where classic

Brutal. Let's hope this never happens again.

Seriously. Most brutal fight ever. One almost dies and left dumb, deaf and blind. The fought one more time and retired. So vicious the boxing community doesn’t want to remember it.

17 Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Thomas Hearns
18 Iran Barkley vs Roberto Durán
19 Joe Calzaghe vs. Mikkel Kessler
20 Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Jake LaMotta VI
21 Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko

An ending fit for a legend like Wlad! No shame in passing the torch and in such style... AJ got a little lucky after the knockdown.

22 Oscar De La Hoya vs. Felix Trinidad
23 Aaron Pryor vs. Nicaragua Alexis Arguello

Pryor was on something to survive those big shots he took

To bad for the drug afctor. This is my favorite action fight.

24 Larry Holmes vs. Gerry Cooney
25 Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Marvin Hagler

HAGLER WON EASY! Watch this fight on mute! Sugar Ray Leonard is one of the best but he just didn't win this fight.

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