Top Ten Greatest Boxing Fights


The Top Ten

1 Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier


Just saw it
I have no words

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

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2 Arturo Gatti vs. Micky Ward

Best by far talent level excluded

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.

This is by far the best boxing match in history. Rip gatti

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3 Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier III Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier III

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
7 Diego Corrales vs. Jose Luis Castillo

Great Comeback by chico true boxing legend rip🙏

8 Evander Holyfield vs. Mike Tyson

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

Iron "Bite" Tyson! - Terrax

9 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.

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 Newcomers

? Iran Barkley vs Roberto Durán Iran Barkley vs Roberto Durán

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

Best toe to toe fight "EVER"!.

Best slugfest ever!

Outstanding 2 sided slug out

13 Muhammad Ali vs. George Foreman

best ever Ray Leonard should not be up there

Ali destroy the unbeateable

14 Roberto Duran vs. Sugar Ray Leonard Roberto Duran vs. Sugar Ray Leonard

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 Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez

Greatest boxing match I have ever watched

It was a tie because of the rematch

Best feather weight fight ever

Its gone either way

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16 Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Thomas Hearns
17 Nigel Benn vs. Gerald McClellan

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.

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

All of the rounds where classic

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

22 Larry Holmes vs. Gerry Cooney
23 Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko
24 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.

25 Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury

Best of the current era, contender for top 10 ever

Never, ever seen anything like It! Dan

26 Joe Frazier vs. Jerry Quarry
27 Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao

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 greatest fight against two all time best boxers...

The Greatest fight I've ever seen.

A fight between the two greatest boxers of all time!

28 Miguel Cotto vs. Floyd Mayweather Miguel Cotto vs. Floyd Mayweather
29 Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor

This fight was fake and scripted - Sabbath

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"

30 Larry Holmes vs. Ken Norton
31 Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Álvarez

1 of the best fights I ever seen

32 Johnny Tapia vs. Paulie Ayala
33 Lennox Lewis vs. Vitali Klitschko
34 Floyd Mayweather vs. Oscar De La Hoya
35 Dereck Chisora vs. Vitali Klitschko
36 Riddick Bowe vs. Evander Holyfield

Should be way further up the list

37 Holly Holm vs. Sophie Anne Mathis II Holly Holm vs. Sophie Anne Mathis II
38 Arturo Gatti vs. Micky Ward III

A great finale to the trilogy!

39 Lionel Rose vs. Rocky Gattellari
40 Salvador Sanchez vs. Wilfredo Gomez

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

41 Matthew Saad Muhammad vs. Yaqui Lopez
42 Salvador Sanchez vs. Azumah Nelson
43 Holly Holm vs. Ronda Rousey
44 Andy Ruiz vs. Anthony Joshua
45 Mike Tyson vs. Bruce Seldon
46 Rafael Marquez vs. Israel Vazquez III

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

47 Lennox Lewis vs. Evander Holyfield II
48 Ganndy Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez II
49 Rocky Marciano vs. Joe Louis
50 Vinny Pazienza vs. Greg Haugen II
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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
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