View Full Version : Most evenly matched, competitive fight(s)?


UglyPug
10-26-2011, 11:26 AM
In the history of boxing, has there ever been two fighters who could never get the best of one another? Have two fighters ever drawn twice? or thrice?

If the fight(s) didn't end in a draw, could they have easily have?

I would say Leonard/Hearns, but Leonard knocked him out the first time, and the second time the fight didn't mean as much as they were out of their primes. Marquez/Pacquiao comes to mind. . . Hmmm Marquez/Vazquez? Taylor/Hopkins?


I'm talking about two guys who literally fought each other TOOTH AND NAIL MORE THAN ONCE! Where the fights couldn't have been closer!

bojangles1987
10-26-2011, 11:42 AM
Multiple fights, I don't know. But Pacquiao-Marquez 2 is the most even fight I've ever seen.

GJC
10-26-2011, 12:47 PM
Holman Williams and Charley Burley split 7 fights right down the middle I believe if that counts

SCtrojansbaby
10-26-2011, 05:40 PM
taylor vs Hopkins seems like a good choice Norton vs Ali also

Sugarj
10-26-2011, 06:06 PM
Although Barrera had a slight edge his trilogy with Moralles was very closely fought!

Jersey Joe Walcott had several closely contested fights with Ezzard Charles, winning two and losing 2.

A couple of other closely fought fights:

Holmes vs Norton

Holyfield vs Bowe 2

UglyPug
10-26-2011, 06:34 PM
Holman Williams and Charley Burley split 7 fights right down the middle I believe if that counts

holy shyt! NOW THAT is what you call two evenly matched pugs!

Thank you for this information that I would have otherwise never known!

UglyPug
10-26-2011, 06:35 PM
thank you everybody else for your responses as well! keep 'em coming if you can think of anymore pugilistic match-ups in which there was never a clear winner.

New England
10-26-2011, 07:02 PM
you talkin' about rivals?


ted lewis and jack britton

they fought an ungodly amount of times

UglyPug
10-26-2011, 10:02 PM
you talkin' about rivals?


ted lewis and jack britton

they fought an ungodly amount of times

was it a lamotta/robinson one sided type rivarly? or was it evenly matched, when all was said and done neither got the better of the other. . .