Famous Boxing Matches

May 21, 2022 will be a day to remember for boxing fans around the world. That’s because on that day, the two biggest names in the sport will face off in the ring. In one corner, we have the reigning champion, Floyd Mayweather. And in the other corner, we have Manny Pacquiao. This will be a rematch of their 2015 bout, which was one of the most anticipated fights in history.

Boxing Schedule May 21 2022

May 21, 2022

-Featherweight bout: William Silva vs. TBA

-Lightweight bout: Omar Douglas vs. TBA

-Welterweight bout: Thomas Dulorme vs. TBA

-Middleweight bout: Brandon Adams vs. TBA

Recent Boxing Matches

Below is a list of recent boxing matches. For more information, please refer to the corresponding links.

-Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder II:


-Jarrett Hurd vs. Julian Williams II:


Errol Spence Jr. vs. Danny Garcia: https://www.boxingscene.com/errol-spence-jr–danny-garcia–results–live–updates–stream–ppv–start-time–info–tv–preview–undercard–odds—1372704

Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman: https://www.boxingscene.com/manny-pacquiao vs keith thurman full fight video replay –1371069

Famous Boxing Matches of all Time

1. Joe Frazier vs. Muhammad Ali ( aka “The Fight of the Century”)

On March 8, 1971, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Frazier and Ali met for the first time. It was a highly anticipated match since both Frazier and Ali were undefeated. Frazier won by unanimous decision, handing Ali the first loss of his professional career.

2. Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Thomas Hearns ( aka “The War”)

On September 16, 1981, two of boxing’s greatest welterweights met in the ring for the first time. Leonard won by TKO in the 14th round, regaining his WBC title.

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3. Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield ( aka “The Bite Fight”)

On November 9, 1996, Tyson and Holyfield met for the heavyweight title for the second time. In the third round of the fight, Tyson infamously bit Holyfield’s ear, leading to his disqualification.

4. Manny Pacquiao vs Oscar De La Hoya ( aka “The Dream Match”)

On December 6, 2008, Pacquiao and De La Hoya met in one of boxing’s most anticipated matches ever. Pacquiao won by split decision, cementing his status as one of boxing’s all-time greats.

Boxing Matches by Year

-1891: John L. Sullivan vs. Jake Kilrain, the last bare-knuckle boxing match

-1920: Jack Dempsey vs. Jess Willard, for the world heavyweight championship

-1930: Max Schmeling vs. Young Stribling, for the world heavyweight championship elimination bout

-1938: Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling, for the world heavyweight championship

-1941: Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Jake LaMotta I, for the world welterweight championship

-1946: Marcel Cerdan vs. Tony Zale, for the world middleweight championship

-1949: Ezzard Charles vs. Jersey Joe Walcott, for the world heavyweight championship

-1950: Nina Ponomareva vs. Freda Payne, for the vacant World Women’s Lightweight Championship

-1977: Muhammad Ali vs. Ken Norton, for the world heavyweight championship

-1980: Larry Holmes vs. Muhammad Ali, for the world heavyweight championship

-1981: Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Thomas Hearns I, for the world welterweight championship

Boxing Matches by Weight Class

The sport of boxing has been around for centuries, and over time, different weight classes have been established to ensure fairness in competition. Different countries also have different organizations governing boxing, with some fighters only competing within their own country and others travelling the world to fight the best opponents possible. Here are some of the most famous boxing matches in history, organized by weight class.


-The Fight of the Century: Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier (1971)

-The Rumble in the Jungle: Muhammad Ali vs. George Foreman (1974)

-Mike Tyson vs. Lennox Lewis (2002)


-Evander Holyfield vs. Dwight Muhammad Qawi (1986)

-Tommy Hearns vs. Marvin Hagler (1985)

Light heavyweight

-Roy Jones Jr. vs. James Toney (1994)

-Bernard Hopkins vs. Felix Trinidad (2001)

Middleweight Michael Spinks vs Larry Holmes (1985) Marvin Hagler vs Thomas Hearns(1985)

Welterweight Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Manny Pacquiao (2015) Sugar Ray Leonard vs Tommy Hearns 2(1989), Oscar De La Hoya vs Floyd Mayweather Jr.(2007), Miguel Cotto vs Antonio Margarito 2(2011), Shane Mosley vs Zab Judah(2002), Ricky Hatton Vs Kostya Tszyu(2005), Arturo Gatti Vs Mickey Ward 1(2002).

Light welterweight Pernell Whitaker Vs Julio Cesar Chavez 1(1993), Josh Taylor Vs Regis Prograis 1(2019), Arturo Gatti Vs Mickey Ward 3(2003).

Lightweight DREAM FIGHT: Vasyl Lomachenko Vs Teofimo Lopez 1

JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHT: Vasyl Lomachenko Vs Gary Russell Jr.(2014), Terence Crawford Vs Yuriorkis Gamboa(2014), Jorge Linares Vs Vasyl Lomachenko(2018).

Featherweight DREAM FIGHT: Manny Pacquiao Vs Mikey Garcia 1

FEATHERWEIGHT: Nonito Donaire Vs Vic Darchinyan 2(2011), Chris John Vs Juan Manuel Marquez 1(2008), Manny Pacquiao Vs J MMMarquez 4(2012).

Bantamweight DREAM FIGHT: Naoya Inoue Vs Ryan Burnett 1

BANTAMWEIGHT: Shinsuke YamanakaVs Anselmo Moreno 2 , Fernando Montiel VS Hozumi Hasegawa 2, Takahiro Ao VS Malcolm Klassen, Abner Mares VS Joseph Agbeko 2 , Nonito Donaire VS Wladimir Sidorenko . Flyweight DREAM FIGHT: Roman “Chocolatito” GonzalezVs Juan Francisco Estrada 2

FLYWEIGHT : Edgar Sosa VS Ivan Calderon 2 , Daisuke Naito VS Koki Kameda , Nonito Donaire VS Omar Narvaez .

Boxing Matches by Promoter

-Don King Promotions

-Top Rank Boxing

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-Golden Boy Promotions

-Sampson Boxing

Boxing Matches by TV Network

Here are some of the most famous boxing matches that were broadcasted on TV.

-Mike Tyson vs. Lennox Lewis (HBO, 2002)

-Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather (Showtime, 2007)

-Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez IV (HBO, 2012)

-Wladimir Klitschko vs. Tyson Fury (HBO, 2015)

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