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Brutal Rounds From Boxing Matches

Updated on August 16, 2017

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Evander "the real deal" Holyfield vs Riddick "Big Daddy" Bowe 1 was voted as The Fight of the Year.
Evander "the real deal" Holyfield vs Riddick "Big Daddy" Bowe 1 was voted as The Fight of the Year. | Source
Diego " Chico" Corrales VS Jose Luis Castillo was voted fight of the year and the bout was ebb and flow the entire time.
Diego " Chico" Corrales VS Jose Luis Castillo was voted fight of the year and the bout was ebb and flow the entire time. | Source
Marvelous Marvin Hagler vs. Tommy The Hitman Hearns. The two warriors traded bombs for three rounds.
Marvelous Marvin Hagler vs. Tommy The Hitman Hearns. The two warriors traded bombs for three rounds. | Source
Arturo Gatti has been in several fight of the year and round of the year matches during his career.
Arturo Gatti has been in several fight of the year and round of the year matches during his career. | Source
Felix Trinidad and Ricardo Mayorga fought a brawl before Tito prevailed by 8th round knockout.
Felix Trinidad and Ricardo Mayorga fought a brawl before Tito prevailed by 8th round knockout. | Source

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Marvelous Marvin Hagler vs. Tommy Hearns: Round 1 (1985) Hearns is one of boxings hardest punchers in history and Hagler had an uncommon toughness built in. Hearns unloaded the kitchen sink, cutting Hagler over the eye in the process. Marvelous Marvin took the best from the Hitman and fired off several strait left hands to Tommy's jaw. Both men were staggered in perhaps the greatest 3 minutes in boxing history. Hagler goes on to defend his title by leveling Hearns in round three. It was one heck of a match and round one was electric as two great boxers in their primes tore into each other with haymakers.

2. Diego Corrales vs. Jose Luis Castillo: Round 10 (2005) In one of the most dramatic rounds ever Castillo, put Corrales down twice from left hooks. Corrales with blood flowing, comes back landing haymakers that put Castillo on the ropes where Chico Corrales unloaded with 5 huge shots to cause the referee to call a hault to the bout. The ebbs and flows in this round was astonishing.

3. Evander Holyfield vs. Riddick Bowe 1: Round 10 (1992) Heavyweight Champion Holyfield is hurt badly by an uppercut to start the round. The Real Deal staggers across the ring and Bowe pounces. Bowe lands several big shots on Holyfield's head and body. Somehow, Evander not only survives but has Bowe backing up at the bell after tasting 4 Holyfield Shots to the head. What a round and what a fight. Bowe wins the championship by 12 round decision.

Lyle put Big George on the seat of his trunks twice in this heavyweight slug fest. Foreman rallied back to have Lyle out on his feet when the bell sounded to end the bruising round that saw both fighters heads snap back numerous times. Foreman put Lyle down and out in the 5th round of this brutal fight.

5. Mickey Ward vs. Arturo Gatti 1: Round 9 (2002) Ward proceeded to pound Gatti so bad that the fight could have been halted at least twice in the 9th round. Ward landed a crippling left hook to the body and then beat Gatti till his eyes closed up only to find Thunder Gatti storm back in the last 30 seconds landing huge hooks and overhand rights. Ward wins a close and hard fought 10 round decision over Gatti.

6. Erik Morales vs. Marco Antonio Barrera 1: Round 5 (2000) Morales starts off with two big rights to Marcos jaw only to find himself trapped on the ropes and getting his knees buckled from Barrera's body attack. The two Mexicans trade evenly down the final minute with both landing eye catching punchers to the head and body. Morales won a tight and controversial 12 round decision over his arch rival.

7. Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. vs. Sergio Martinez: Round 12 (2012) After taking a beating for 11 rounds Chavez finally catches Martinez with three left hooks to put him on his back. For the final minute of the final round both fighters show heart and grit by throwing and landing flush shots to wind down the climatic final stanza. Martinez hurt his knee and limped around punching until the round ended. Martinez won a unanimous 12 round decision when the bout was over.

8. Felix Trinidad vs. Ricardo Mayorga: Round 1 (2004) Trinidad takes several overhand rights to the jaw from Mayorga but when Mayorga drops his hands to taunt Tito he gets hit with four solid left hooks and wobbles back. Both men land big bombs with Trinidad getting the better of most exchanges. At the end of the stanza Tito lands a flush uppercut that momentarily stuns El Matador. Trinidad floors and stops Mayorga with a devastating body shot in the 8th heat.

9. Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier 3: Round 14 (1975) Smokin Joe lands several crippling left hooks to Ali's head, body and elbows. Ali looks tired and lands a few jabs. Frazier with one eye swollen shut hits Ali with another big hook but suddenly with over a minute to go a rejuvenated Ali opens up. Ali lands big right hands and crisp jabs to Frazier's eyes and mouth which is bleeding profusely. Ali catches Joe with 5 unanswered shots to punctuate a great round. Ali retains the heavyweight crown with a 14th round T.K.O.

10. Ken Norton vs. Larry Holmes: Round 15 (1978) The fight was a toss up going into the last round and both men knew it. Fighting without jabs and with full abandon they let the leather fly. Both men were staggered and Holmes won a very close decision. Norton staggered Holmes and Holmes returned the favor with hard right hands. One of the best heavyweight title bouts of all tie.

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Larry Holmes vs. Kenny Norton

Larry Holmes won the heavyweight title in a stirring battle against Ken Norton on 1978. The bout was an explosive back and forth tilt and the 15th round was especially brutal.
Larry Holmes won the heavyweight title in a stirring battle against Ken Norton on 1978. The bout was an explosive back and forth tilt and the 15th round was especially brutal. | Source

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The Destruction of Heavyweight Michael Moorer

David Tua fought Michael Moorer and crushed him in under 30 seconds. He landed four brutal shots to lay Moorer out over the bottom rope.

Moorer is a former light heavyweight and two time heavyweight champion of the world and the first southpaw heavyweight title winner in history.

Tua is a former title challenger and long time contender with limited skills but one of the most deadly left hooks ever seen in the sport.

Diego CORRALES vs. Jose Castillo Round 10

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