Boxing is one of the sports that generates the most rivalries. The adrenaline and the heat of the blows, combined with winning or losing a championship, make boxers face each other more than once to show who is the best. On LEFT PUNCH we wonder, what is the most repeated boxing match in history?
The rivalry and the boxing industry cause fights to be repeated in search of a championship or because they generate many millions of dollars.
What is the most repeated boxing match?
Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez
Be careful, they did not fight three, but four times and even the fans asked for a fifth fight. Pacman and DynamiteThey had very close fights, the last one is not erased from our minds, when the Mexican knocked out the Filipino and left him lying on the canvas. The rivalry ended with two wins for Pacquiao, one draw and one win for Marquez.
Erik Morales vs Marco Antonio Barrera
Perhaps one of the most marked rivalries in boxing history. All his problems were solved in the ring. After three fights, Marco Antonio Barrera he was left with two wins and only one loss. The first and last fights received the Fight of the Year award from The Ring Magazine.
Arturo Gatti vs Micky Ward
The first fight went to Ward by majority decision. The amount of blows that were given unleashed a rivalry, for which a second and third fight was agreed. The second match was for Gatti and the third repeated the Italian, the judges had to decide to end the rivalry.
Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier
Boxing experts and fans agree that it has been the best trilogy in history. The first confrontation was considered as the ‘fight of the century’, where Frazier he retained the belt, although he lost the next two games. Ali was about to give in, but the team Frazier He threw in the towel first.
Emile Griffith vs. Benny ‘Kid’ Paret
There is a sad story behind this trilogy. The first match was for Griffith by way of knockout, in the second the Cuban was the winner by split decision. For the final combat, Griffith violently attacked Paret in the last round, so he was knocked unconscious. Doctors said he died 10 days later without regaining consciousness.
For us, these are the best trilogies in boxing history, did we miss any?
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