Top 10 Best Boxing Matches of All Time

10. James J. Corbett vs John L. Sullivan (1892)

J. Corbett vs L. Sullivan

“Boston Strong Boy”  J. Corbett was the last bare-knuckle champion in the sport of boxing . His fall from grace marked the end of the bare-knuckle era once and for all when challenger L. Sullivan landed a KO in the 21st round.

9. Andy Bowen vs Jack Burke (1893)

 Andy Bowen vs Jack Burke 

It was shocking 7 hours and 19 minutes of boxing!the longest boxing match ever recorded with the refree declaring it as a "no contest" at the end.If there’s any fight that shows the won’t-quit nature of boxing, it was Bowen vs. Burke.

8. Ray Robinson vs. Jake LaMotta (1951)

 Robinson vs. LaMotta

  LaMotta's title reign ended on Feb. 14, 1951,in a fight that became known as the St. Valentine's Day Massacre when Robinson defeated him in the 13th round  at Chicago.

7. Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier (1974)

 Ali vs. Frazier 

One of the most iconic fights where both fighters were undefeated , Ali  coming out of prison after his exile was vying against  the chapionship title holder of that time

6. George Foreman vs. Muhammad Ali (1974)

Foreman vs.  Ali 

The fight,held in Zaire in October of 1974 saw two of the most powerful boxers of sport’s history face-off.In 1996, an award-winning documentary was made on this fight alone.

5. “Sugar” Ray Leonard vs. Roberto Durán II (1980)

 Sugar Ray vs. Durán II

Ironically dubbed as the “The Brawl in Montreal,” the fight is regarded to be all-time favorite. Ray reverted to his signature style superior speed to confuse Durán, who in the 8th round waved his glove and quit. 

4. Evander Holyfield vs. Mike Tyson II (1997)

Holyfield vs. Tyson II

Infamously referred to as The Bite Fight, Mike Tyson II sealed his boxing legacy after he bit off a part of Holyfield's ear. Visibly, Tyson was disqualified from the match and lost his boxing license, though it was later reinstated.

3. Arturo Gatti vs. Micky Ward (2002)

Arturo vs. Micky  

This trilogy of fights  is considered the greatest fights witnessed by the sport.In the last round, both fighters just unleashed as many shots as they could on each other and as soon as the final bell rang, they both fell into each other's arms.

2. Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao (2015)

Mayweather  Jr. vs. Pacquiao 

The “Fight of the Century” became the highest-grossing fight of the history.It generated an insane $400 million and 4.6 million pay-per-view buys.

1. Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury (2018 and 2020)

 Wilder vs. Tyson Fury 

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury star in two epic fights. Both fighters own their unique styles of fighting. They say Wilder posed the most devastating right hand in boxing. Meanwhile, Fury could move through punches.