After Schmeling beat Louis in 1936, their rematch two years later pitted America against Nazi Germany. Louis decimated Schmeling in front of an enormous New York crowd.
Having lost his unbeaten record to the manic Panamanian, Leonard dazzled in the rematch, forcing the infamous ‘No Mas’ incident.
Though the second meeting in this historic trilogy was the least exciting, it saw Ali draw level with his closest rival.
- Evander Holyfield w pts 12 Riddick Bowe
This epic rematch was interrupted by the bizarre ‘Fan Man’, though that didn’t stop Holyfield from regaining his world heavyweight titles.
- Lennox Lewis rsf 5 Oliver McCall
McCall stunned Lewis in their first meeting, but broke down in tears and refused to fight when they met for a second time.
- Arturo Gatti w pts 10 Micky Ward
Gatti boxed with more discipline to outpoint Ward and set up a third fight of arguably the most thrilling trilogy of all time.
- Floyd Patterson w ko 5 Ingemar Johansson
Patterson became the first fighter to ever regain the heavyweight crown when he wrecked Johansson.
- Juan Manuel Marquez w ko 6 Manny Pacquiao
A slight exception to the rule as this was their fourth meeting, but Marquez finally conquered the Filipino with a chilling knockout.
- Marco Antonio Barrera w pts 12 Erik Morales
Having lost to Morales at super-bantam, Barrera gained revenge in a featherweight thriller.
- Carl Froch w pts 12 Mikkel Kessler
These two warriors produced another cracker in their return, which saw Froch prevail in London.