The Most Iconic Fights in the History of Boxing

Mike Tyson connects against Evander Holyfield during the 1996 WBA World Heavyweight Title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Las Vegas, Nevada 11/9/1996 (Image # 1105 )

Boxing like a live cricket online is a worldwide known sport followed by numerous people. Throughout its history, there was quite a number of enthralling boxing mathces that went down in history as examples of sportsmanship, determination and masculinity. Here are some of the craziest ones.

Foreman vs. Muhammad Ali

In 1974, one of the most famous boxers ever, Muhammad Ali was 32 years old. He was set to fight George Foreman in the middle of Zaire. Prior to the match, George completely destroyed Frazier and Norton, the two boxers from whom Ali lost in recent years. Ali has stepped out of his prime boxing years and the public was sceptical about his strength as opposed to Foreman who was in his best years. The entire world believed that Foreman will easily beat Ali, the veteran with odds set at 1/7. Despite the common beliefs, Ali provided one of his best appearances and knocked Foreman out in the 8th round. The world was shocked.

Joshua vs. Ruiz Junior

The match between the two occurred in 2019 in New York. Anthony Joshua has never lost a match prior to this one and was the current WBA, WBO and IBF Heavyweight champion. The odds were in favour of Anthony at 1/24 and the entire world expected Joshua to lightly beat the underdog Ruiz and become the WBC champion and hold four titles at the same time. Still, Ruiz managed to defeat Joshua through his aggressive and durable boxing.

Tyson vs. Holyfield

Prior to the match, the odds were strongly in favour of Tyson standing at 1/25. The odds strongly favoured Tyson because Holyfield had heart issues at the start of the 1990s. The public went so far to speculate potential health issues that Evander could suffer due to the match. The match was set in Las Vegas in 1996. Holyfield perceived Tyson as a bully that he needs to overcome and teach him of his place and he has studied his movements intensely to discover a gap in his guard. In a breath-taking match, Holyfield managed to defeat Tyson and become a heavyweight champion.

Liston vs. Clay

Miami witnessed one of the most interesting boxing matches in 1964 between Sonny Liston and Cassius Clay. At the moment, Liston was a feared boxer and an intimidating persona. Cassius Clay is none other than Muhammad Ali and prior to the match, all favoured Liston because he destroyed Patterson in 1961 to win the crown and later to retain it. But as we all know, that match saw the birth of a speedy and stylish boxer we came to know as Muhammad Ali. The odds were 7/1 for Cassius Clay.