In no particular order, post your picks for the best fights in history.
The War, 1985
Middleweight fight between Marvelous Marvin Hagler vs Thomas Hearns.
This is one of the most brutal examples of skill, talent and ruthless determination displayed in a televised professional boxing match.
These men showed enough viciousness in the first round to account for an entire career.
Hagler eats some of the biggest punches of his career in this slugfest and keeps back for more. Hearns dominates Hagler’s defense from the outside and Haggler returns the favor as a butcher on the inside in the corners.
They foul each other repeatedly. There’s so much going on the ref’s calls for low blows barely register and if he said anything about the elbows or warnings on the clench I don’t think they were listening. Even the low resolution broadcast TV images can clearly capture the way these two men mauled each other.
Wow, what a fight. 36 yeas later one of the best examples of why people pay the big bucks for ringside seats.