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10 Most Memorable Punches in Boxing History

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10 Most Memorable Punches in Boxing History


10 Most Memorable Punches in Boxing History

Boxing has many memorable moments in its history, including unbeaten runs, iconic knockouts and some of the greatest duels. At Big Fight Weekend, we love looking back in the history books, and in this article, we have decided to bring you 10 of the most memorable punches in boxing history.

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Memorable Punches in Boxing History: Micky Ward vs. Arturo Gatti

On May 18, 2002, one of the greatest trilogies in boxing began between Micky Ward and Arturo Gatti. During their first fight, round nine was arguably one of the greatest in history, and during that round, Ward hit Gatti with a big right hand, which sparked one of the most memorable 3-minute duels in history.

Memorable Punches in Boxing History: Lennox Lewis vs. Hasim Rahman

In 2001 – Hasim Rahman shocked heavyweight boxing when he knocked out Lennox Lewis. Just a few months later, Lewis avenged that loss with a monster left-right combination, which knocked out Rahman in style.

Memorable Punches in Boxing History: Tommy Hearns vs. Roberto Duran

Tommy Hearns took on Roberto Duran in 1984 and did what no other fight had done, knocking out Duran. Hearns dropped his opponent in the second round with a big right hand, which caught him flush on the jaw. Duran tried to beat the count – but was unable to, awarding “The Hitman” a memorable victory.

Rocky Marciano vs. Joe Louis

1959 was the year current heavyweight world champion Rocky Marciano took on the legendary Joe Louis. Round 8 would be the last round of Louis’s career, which saw a huge right from Marciano knock “The Brown Bomber” through the ropes.

Henry Cooper vs. Cassius Clay

On June 18, 1963, Cassius Clay was delivering a beating to Henry Cooper before the English fighter shocked the world and landed a big left hook, knocking Clay to the canvas at the end of round four. He subsequently beat the count and won the fight in the following round.

Diego Corrales vs. Jose Luis Castillo I

On May 7, 2005, We witnessed Diego Corrales and José Luis Castillo batter each other with power punches throughout the fight before Castillo knocked Corrales down twice in round ten. “Chico” beat the count. He then recovered to hit his Mexican opponent with a perfect right hand and followed up with hurtful combinations to stop Castillo in a memorable comeback win.

Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko

On April 29, 2017, Anthony Joshua took on Ukrainian heavyweight legend Wladimir Klitschko. Joshua knocked down his opponent in round five before being knocked down himself in round six. In round 11, the Brit landed a devastating right uppercut, which rocked the Ukrainian heavyweight and brought a historic victory closer for Joshua.

Buster Douglas vs. Mike Tyson

On February 11, 1990, Mike Tyson‘s aura of invincibility disappeared against Buster Douglas. Despite knocking his opponent down in the eighth round, Tyson was to receive a brutal uppercut in round ten and a quick four-punch combination that knocked “Iron Mike” down for the first time in his career, ending the contest and shocking the world of boxing.

Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury I

Deontay Wilder clashed with Tyson Fury for the first time on December 1, 2018. In the twelfth round, Wilder connected with Fury’s chin, leaving “The Gypsy King” on the canvas, flat on his back. The fight was not over, and Fury got up like the Undertaker and memorably won the rest of the round. The bout ended in a draw, with Fury winning the next two contests between the two.

George Foreman vs. Michael Moorer

In 1994, at 45 years old, George Foreman – was looking to create heavyweight boxing history against the younger Michael Moorer. The previous nine rounds had seen Moorer dominate Foreman before “Big George” swung his famous right hand, knocking out his much younger opponent, leaving Foreman victorious and the oldest fighter ever to win a world championship.

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