Top Ten Greatest Boxing Fights

The Top Ten Greatest Boxing Fights

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

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

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

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 ninth round alone makes this the greatest fight I've ever seen.

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

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 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🙏

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 Evander Holyfield vs. Mike Tyson

Tyson couldn't beat him so he bit him - Sabbath

Iron "Bite" Tyson! - Terrax

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 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

13 George Foreman vs. Ron Lyle

Outstanding 2 sided slug out

Best toe to toe fight "EVER"!.

Best slugfest ever!

14 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.

15 Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Thomas Hearns
16 Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez

It was a tie because of the rematch

Best feather weight fight ever

Greatest boxing match I have ever watched

Its gone either way

17 Nigel Benn vs. Gerald McClellan

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

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.

18 Iran Barkley vs Roberto Durán
19 Joe Calzaghe vs. Mikkel Kessler
20 Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Jake LaMotta VI
21 Oscar De La Hoya vs. Felix Trinidad
22 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.

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 Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury

A modern classic! Both men showed why they're the best of their era.

Never, ever seen anything like It! Dan

Best of the current era, contender for top 10 ever

25 Larry Holmes vs. Gerry Cooney
26 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.

27 Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather just played well with all his smartness to be out box from the range of Pacquiao which was also very boring to watch if Floyd Mayweather had fought like a man then There was no chance for him as Manny Pacquiao accuracy to hit is way better than Floyd Mayweather just a diplomatic win by Floyd Mayweather...

This shouldn't be in the top million. This fight was boring because Floyd was unwilling to engage. You have to be really easily amused to think this was a good fight. - Sabbath

A fight between the two greatest boxers of all time!

A greatest fight against two all time best boxers...

28 Joe Frazier vs. Jerry Quarry
29 Miguel Cotto vs. Floyd Mayweather
30 Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor

Totally predictable outcome. Macgregor stood to lose $80 million if he went outside the rules. If it has been only $2 million, Macgregor might have said "the heck with it", and gone MMA. If he had, he would have destroyed Mayweather in seconds.

This fight was fake and scripted - Sabbath

I vote for that to write "loool"

31 Johnny Tapia vs. Paulie Ayala
32 Larry Holmes vs. Ken Norton
33 Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Álvarez

1 of the best fights I ever seen

34 Lennox Lewis vs. Vitali Klitschko
35 Holly Holm vs. Sophie Anne Mathis II
36 Floyd Mayweather vs. Oscar De La Hoya
37 Arturo Gatti vs. Micky Ward III

A great finale to the trilogy!

38 Dereck Chisora vs. Vitali Klitschko
39 Riddick Bowe vs. Evander Holyfield

Should be way further up the list

40 Salvador Sanchez vs. Wilfredo Gomez

Gomez showed guts even in utter defeat, he foght all he could, sanchez was a master boxer

41 Rocky Marciano vs. Joe Louis
42 Matthew Saad Muhammad vs. Yaqui Lopez
43 Salvador Sanchez vs. Azumah Nelson
44 Lennox Lewis vs. Evander Holyfield II
45 Lionel Rose vs. Rocky Gattellari
46 Rafael Marquez vs. Israel Vazquez III

An amazing quartet of fights, so well matched and both with heart and skill in abundance

47 Ganndy Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez II
48 Holly Holm vs. Ronda Rousey
49 Andy Ruiz vs. Anthony Joshua
50 Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier II

In their first fight Ali was still rusty and suffered a broken jaw. The third fight, both were beat up and tired looking. The second had it all, Ali proving he was back to stay and both looked relatively fresh entering the match. To me, nothing has ever come close in the heavyweight division! One thing, WHY is MMA doing on a boxing list?

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