Step into the ring! You’re up as the top contender in this quiz of the most memorable boxing matches ever fought.
From flyweight to heavyweight, boxing champions and contenders have entertained us with some gut-wrenching matches throughout the centuries. Some lasted less than a round, with one fighter flat on the canvas before the first bell. Others were epic brawls or classic lessons in strong boxing techniques.
Oftentimes, the build-up to one of these matches carried as much excitement as the fight itself, thanks to the crowded pre-fight press conferences and all the trash-talking that went on. Then, there were the dramatic promotional fight titles – we’re sure you know most of them well. Remember “The Brawl in Montreal?” How about “Thrilla in Manila?”
Without a doubt, some of the best bouts are those where the fighters are so evenly matched they keep you on the edge of your seat till the very last nail-biting bell. Sometimes, though, upsets are what really put a fight in the annals of boxing history – like that one at the Miami Beach Convention Hall in ’64. Not many people saw that one coming! It’s here in our quiz, plus a few more we’re sure you’ll recognize.
Only a real boxing enthusiast can pinpoint the rivals in each of these matches and you may just have what it takes. So, don’t hold back! Jump in, give this quiz your best one-two combination and show it who’s the boss!