Best Boxing Fights: Top 10 greatest Boxing Matches of all time

Boxing is one of the most popular sports and found a new audience in this contemporary era, in the UK, and across the globe. Nonetheless, Boxing continues to thrill, arouse passion and is full of action pack as it is much more than a sport. It usually happens between two fighters wearing boxing gloves and protective equipment and throwing punches at each other in a ring box. Boxing bouts are not always defined by strategic brilliance, but various qualities make the ring game great. It always gives joyous feelings to bring a knockout with the use of excellent strategies. We have tried to provide you with the famous bout in history that encompasses all the qualities to make the best boxing fights. Along with this, check out Boxing equipment that could be essential for best Boxing fights. 

Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier

In the fight of the century with his left hook and body punches, Joe rocked Ali with some big hits despite being a slow starter. Ali lands some powerful punches, but Joe quickly takes his points in Round 5. For this epic trilogy, we are interested due to heavyweight Boxing and love for Muhammad Ali. 

In round 8, Frazier grabbed Ali’s hands and pulled him away from ropes, and beat him right back to the ropes. It was interesting to watch Frazier handling Ali and dictating the bout. In round 11, Frazier staggered Ali badly, and in round 15, Ali went down and took some wicked shots in closing moments. Ali had taken a lot of damaging fight shots from Joe but did not get knocked out. Between these two undefeated heavyweights, Frazier came up with dominating performance. It was the first fight dominated by Joe Frazier. Ali came out after 3.5 years of prison while Frazier won the Championship; there was nothing more dramatic than that. 

Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier

James J. Corbett vs. John L. Sullivan

Corbett is known as Boston Strong Boy, as he was the last bare-knuckle champion in Boxing. However, we mention here that he fought with Boxing Gloves most of the time. Corbett and Sullivan will remain iconic fighters bridging old school and modern Boxing. Sullivan landed a KO in the 21st round, and Corbett fell from the bare-knuckle era. But, of course, at that time fight was a lot different, and there were more than 12 traditional rounds, as we can see today. 

James J. Corbett vs. John L. Sullivan

Evander Holyfield vs. Mike Tyson II

This fight is famous as ‘The Bite Fight’ as Miky Tyson ll sealed his boxing legacy of the most insane wars as he bit off the part of Evander’s ear. These two heavyweights were sparring for the Championship while Tyson bit him in the third round. Although after that, he was disqualified for his Boxing license. 

Evander Holyfield

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Vs. Manny Pacquiao

The fight’s build-up was more important than the fight itself and marketed as the “Fight of the Century.” As a result, it has become the highest-grossing fight of the century. It is remarkable by generating an insane $400 million and 4.6 million pay-per-view buys. After this fight, we believed that modern Boxing relied on build-up as hopes were very high and delivery was low. 

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Vs. Manny Pacquiao

Diego Corrales vs. Jose Luis Castillo

Boxing popularity is still an occasional reminder that makes the sport great. So, it was for WBC Lightweight Title as it is a flash of brilliance. A 10-round war where fighters stand toe to toe in the ring and trade shots for almost half an hour. Then, a thrilling chain of events occurred as Castillo knocked down Corrales two consecutive times in the 10th. Corrales staggered to his feet and then threw a miraculous right hand caught on the chin. After that, there is unleashed flurry between opponents; after that, the official needs to call the fight. 

Diego Corrales vs. Jose Luis Castillo

George Foreman vs. Muhammad Ali

Whether you know anything about Boxing, you probably know the phrase “The Rumble in the Jungle.” This fight was held in October of 1974; we saw two of the most iconic and influential Boxers in sports history. This bout has been considered the most significant sporting event of the 20th century. Ali won by KO in the eighth round, and this fight with 4-1, with Foreman, never being beaten. We have noticed an estimated 1 billion people watched the fight. After that, they made an award-winning documentary on this fight. 

George Foreman vs. Muhammad Ali

Ray Leonard vs. Thomas Hearns

A fight between the two most talented fighters of Boxing, the Welterweight title unification bout saw the Hearns keeping his opponent at a distance. At the same time, he was scoring with long jabs at will. Leonard was a brilliant strategist who knew that he aggressively excelled in the fight with a game plan to continue the fight. Ray’s assertiveness carried him through the 6th and 7th rounds, then Hearns swung the fightback by Boxing instead of brawling. Leonard threw all caution and attacked the opponent scoring a knockdown in the 13th and pounding the other fighter, and the official stopped fighting in the following round. 

Ray Leonard vs. Thomas Hearns

Andy Bowen vs. Jack Burke

Can anyone imagine a fight of professional boxers for 110 rounds? One of the longest Boxing matches on record as the referee call the finish a ‘no contest.’ That fight lasts almost 7 hours and 19 minutes and shows the Won’t Quit nature of Boxing. Bowen and Burke were lightweight fighters, stumbling out of their corners and losing 10 pounds each during this fight. 

Andy Bowen vs. Jack Burke

Arturo Gatti vs. Micky Ward

According to the Boxing experts, a trilogy of fights between Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward is the most incredible fight in the sport of Boxing. They came up with the most brutal, competitive, back and forth fight one can ever see. These guys were famous for being brutal as they put their heart and spirit in a fight and even shared the hospital room after the war. They do terrible things to each other within the ring, while outside of the call, they are friends. 

Arturo Gatti vs. Micky Ward

Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury

Wilder is famous for his absurd knockout power, which is quite viral on social media. At the same time, Wilder defended the heavyweight Championship in an epic fight in 2018 who was battling depression, weight gain, alcohol use after winning the heavyweight title. Both of the fighters own their unique style of fighting as Wilder’s devastating right hand in the sport’s history, and Fury moves incredibly well. Fury typically won many rounds by moving around, avoiding punches of Wilder by his right hand, and simultaneously landing punches. It all was going well till the eleventh round; therefore, Wilder landed a potent right-left combination that dropped Fury. Nonetheless, everybody was so excited as Fury never gave up and got up again and started fighting. This fight brought courage and drama and got attention worldwide, although the contest ended in a draw. 

Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury

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