When the best boxer of the last two decades is challenged by a young up-and-comer, the world pays attention. When those two are Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor? The world stops to watch. Wherever you’re watching it, Saturday’s fight is bound to go down in history, with years of smack talk (and curse-covered suits) leading up to this moment. We’re celebrating the fight of the decade with a look back at the most badass boxers in history.
Perhaps the last fight with as much hype, this 1965 showdown defined Muhammad Ali’s career as the GOAT.
The only boxer with the same 49-0 record as Mayweather, Rocky Marciano took out Jersey Joe Walcott, taking his crown in the 13th round of their 1952 fight.
Winning by KO in the first round, a young Sugar Ray Robinson took on the Philippines’ best fighter in 1947, one Flashy Sebastian.
He may be fictional, but Rocky Balboa is still one of our favorite fighters of all time. Only the Mayweather-McGregor matchup could compete with the cinematic drama of the Rocky franchise.
Finally, commemorate this weekend’s fight with this exclusive boxing-glove breakdown of the two competitor’s countries. Whatever goes down, you’ll never want to forget this night.
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