Top Ten Greatest Boxing Fights


The Top Ten

1 Muhammad Ali VS. Joe Frazier Muhammad Ali VS. Joe Frazier

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

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

This mach was the most enjoyable match ever, you can't take your eyes off either boxer

Great fight

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2 Arturo Gatti VS. Micky Ward

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

Man vs Man, will vs courage, endurance vs agility, clearly the best fight of the boxing history.

In the warrior’s code there’s no surrender. Though his body says stop his spirit cries never

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3 Muhammad Ali VS Joe Frazier III Muhammad Ali VS Joe Frazier III
4 Marvin Hagler VS. Thomas Hearns

Best 3 round fight in the history of boxing

5 Sandy Saddler VS Willie Pep
6 Evander Holyfield VS. Mike Tyson

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

Iron "Bite" Tyson! - Terrax

7 Mike Tyson VS. Buster Douglas
8 Diego Corrales VS. Jose Luis Castillo
9 Julio Cesar Chavez VS Meldrick Taylor

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

10 Muhammad Ali VS. George Foreman

best ever Ray Leonard should not be up there

Ali destroy the unbeateable

The Newcomers

? Lennox Lewis vs Evander Holyfield II

The Contenders

11 Sugar Ray Leonard VS. Thomas Hearns
12 Marco Antonio Barrera VS. Erik Morales

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.

13 George Foreman VS. Ron Lyle

Outstanding 2 sided slug out

14 Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez

It was a tie because of the rematch

Best feather weight fight ever

Its gone either way

Greatest boxing match I have ever watched

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15 Sugar Ray Leonard VS Thomas Hearns I
16 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

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 Joe Calzaghe vs. Mikkel Kessler
18 Oscar De La Hoya VS. Felix Trinidad
19 Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao

A fight between the two greatest boxers of all time!

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

The Greatest fight I've ever seen.

20 Larry Holmes VS. Gerry Cooney
21 Aaron Pryor VS. Nicaragua Alexis Arguello
22 Roberto Duran VS. Sugar Ray Leonard
23 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.

24 Joe Frazier vs Jerry Quarry
25 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.

I vote for that to write "loool"

26 Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko
27 Larry Holmes vs Ken Norton
28 Johnny Tapia vs. Paulie Ayala
29 Dereck Chisora vs. Vitali Klitschko
30 Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Álvarez
31 Floyd Mayweather vs Oscar De La Hoya
32 Matthew Saad Muhammad VS Yaqui Lopez
33 Riddick Bowe VS Evander Holyfield

Should be way further up the list

34 Salvador Sanchez VS Azumah Nelson
35 Mike Tyson VS. Bruce Seldon
36 Rafael Marquez vs. Israel Vazquez III

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

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Top Remixes (5)

1. Muhammad Ali VS. Joe Frazier
2. Sandy Saddler VS Willie Pep
3. Muhammad Ali VS Joe Frazier III
1. Arturo Gatti VS. Micky Ward
2. Nigel Benn vs Gerald McClellan
3. Joe Calzaghe vs. Mikkel Kessler
1. Marvin Hagler VS. Thomas Hearns
2. George Foreman VS. Ron Lyle
3. Arturo Gatti VS. Micky Ward

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