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The 50 Greatest Boxing Fights Of All Time Have Been Named And Ranked

The 50 Greatest Boxing Fights Of All Time Have Been Named And Ranked

Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier's legendary first showdown has been voted the best boxing fight of all time.

The two boxing legends initially clashed in 1971 at the famed Madison Square Garden in New York City.

And the fight, which was dubbed the 'Fight of the Century,' saw Frazier emerge viciously from his epic 15-round war with the 'Greatest.'


Fans over at TheTopTens named the clash the best boxing fight of all time, with the Thrilla in Manila showdown coming third.

Also included in the top ten is Buster Douglas' sensational upset against boxing legend Mike Tyson in 1990.

Posted below are the 50 best boxing fights of all time, according to fans.

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50. Mike Tyson vs Bruce Seldon

49. Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier II

48. Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua

47. Rafael Marquez vs Israel Vazquez III


46. Gennady Golovkin vs Canelo Alvarez II

45. Lionel Rose vs Rocky Gattellari

44. Lennox Lewis vs Evander Holyfield II

43. Salvador Sanchez vs Azumah Nelson


42. Matthew Saad Muhammad vs Yaqui Lopez

41. Salvador Sanchez vs Wilfredo Gomez

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40. Riddick Bowe vs Evander Holyfield


39. Dereck Chisora vs Vitali Klitschko

38. Rocky Marciano vs Joe Louis

37. Arturo Gatti vs Micky Ward III

36. Floyd Mayweather vs Oscar De La Hoya

35. Holly Holm vs Sophie Anne Mathis II

34. Lennox Lewis vs Vitali Klitschko

33. Gennady Golovkin vs Canelo Alvarez

32. Larry Holmes vs Ken Norton

31. Johnny Tapia vs Paulie Ayala

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30. Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor

29. Miguel Cotto vs Floyd Mayweather

28. Joe Frazier vs Jerry Quarry

27. Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao

26. Sugar Ray Leonard vs Marvin Hagler

25. Larry Holmes vs Gerry Cooney

24. Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury

23. Aaron Pryor vs Nicaragua Alexis Arguello

22. Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko

21. Oscar De La Hoya vs Felix Trinidad

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20. Sugar Ray Robinson vs Jake LaMotta

19. Joe Calzaghe vs Mikkel Kessler

18. Iran Barkley vs Roberto Duran

17. Nigel Benn vs Gerald McClellan

16. Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez

15. Sugar Ray Leonard vs Thomas Hearns

14. George Foreman vs Ron Lyle

13. Roberto Duran vs Sugar Ray Leonard

12. Muhammad Ali vs George Foreman

11. Marco Antonio Barrera vs Erik Morales

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10. Sugar Ray Leonard vs Thomas Hearns I

9. Evander Holyfield vs Mike Tyson

8. Julio Cesar Chavez vs Meldrick Taylor

7. Diego Corrales vs Jose Luis Castillo

6. Mike Tyson vs Buster Douglas

5. Sandy Saddler vs Willie Pep

4. Marvin Hagler vs Thomas Hearns

3. Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier III

2. Arturo Gatti vs Micky Ward

1. Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier

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You can view the other fights in the rankings over at TheTopTens.

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Topics: Mike Tyson, Boxing News, Sugar Ray Leonard, Boxing, muhammad ali, Evander Holyfield

Adnan Riaz

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