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boxingbuff
03-03-2010, 05:59 PM
What was the biggest and most anticipated fight in boxing history?

Joey Giardello
03-03-2010, 06:06 PM
Jim Jeffries vs Jack Johnson

Jack Dempsey vs Gene Tunney 2

Joe Louis vs Max Schmeling 2

Muhammed Ali vs Joe Frazier 1

Muhammed Ali vs George Foreman

Sugar ray vs Thomas Hearns

Sugar Ray vs Marvin Hagler

Mike Tyson vs Michael Spinks

Lennox Lewis vs Mike Tyson

Floyd Mayweather vs Oscar de la hoya

Take your pick its of the fights above

boxingbuff
03-03-2010, 06:46 PM
Nice list....Which fight of the ones you listed do you feel was the biggest and most anticipated?

1SILVA
03-03-2010, 08:17 PM
What was the biggest and most anticipated fight in boxing history?

Ali-Frazier I. It was voted the biggest event in the history of Madison Square Garden, the mecca of boxing.

bklynboy
03-03-2010, 10:31 PM
Ali-Frazier I. It was voted the biggest event in the history of Madison Square Garden, the mecca of boxing.

Yeah. I think Ali-FrazierI and the Schmeling-Louis II were the two biggest fights with Jeffries-Johnson and Dempsey-Tunney II fighting it out for number 3.

Bigdaddy_Vh
03-03-2010, 10:59 PM
i would say(btw these are in no order of any kind)

Leonard/Hagler
Tyson/Lewis
Louis/Schmelling 2
Ali-Frazier

honorable mention: Mayweather-De La Hoya, De La Hoya-Chavez 2

future possibles-Mayweather-Pac

boxingbuff
03-04-2010, 04:01 PM
1-Fight of the Century....Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier 1

2-Joe Louis vs Max Schmeling 2

I pick Ali-Frazier 1 because you had two great Heavyweights(Both undefeated)where Louis-Schmeling had just one great Heavyweight.Both fights were about equally anticipated.

Chex31
03-04-2010, 04:29 PM
Ali-Frazier I

Louis-Schmeling II

If Mayweather and Pac fight, then that may be the biggest fight of this century

Boss Don
03-04-2010, 04:33 PM
Ali-Frazier is the most anticipated fight in history hands down

JAB5239
03-04-2010, 06:25 PM
Ali-Frazier is the most anticipated fight in history hands down

Everyone in the world was anticipating Louis-Schmeling II, not just fight fans. The world wide political ramifications made it the biggest sporting event in history.

boxingbuff
03-04-2010, 06:38 PM
Everyone in the world was anticipating Louis-Schmeling II, not just fight fans. The world wide political ramifications made it the biggest sporting event in history.

Not just "fight fans" were anticipating the Ali-Frazier 1 fight too.

People around the World were anticipating the Fight of the Century for many reasons as well.

Both fights were anticipated around the world,but the Ali-Frazier fight was "bigger" because you had two undefeated Heavyweight Champions.

It's close,there 1&2 for sure.

Sugarj
03-04-2010, 06:42 PM
Tyson vs Spinks was huge at the time!

To be honest.....Tyson vs Bruno 2 was massive too. Non boxing fans were into that one, especially in the UK. Could Tyson be champion again?

Sometimes a disappointing fight/result can overshadow how big an event was built up.

JAB5239
03-04-2010, 06:57 PM
Not just "fight fans" were anticipating the Ali-Frazier 1 fight too.

People around the World were anticipating the Fight of the Century for many reasons as well.

Both fights were anticipated around the world,but the Ali-Frazier fight was "bigger" because you had two undefeated Heavyweight Champions.

It's close,there 1&2 for sure.

Yes, we both agree on this.

Rolling Stone
03-05-2010, 12:43 AM
Ali vs Frazier 1