November 2, 2017
November 2, 2017
light-heavyweight

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  1. Archie Moore w ko 11 Yvon Durelle (1958)

Both men hit the deck four times each in this unforgettable world title fight, which saw Moore survive a torrid first round.

  1. Matthew Saad Muhammad w rsf 14 Alvaro Lopez (1980)

Muhammad took 25 consecutive shots in an historic eighth round but survived to clinch victory in the penultimate round.

  1. Matt Franklin w rsf 12 Marvin Johnson (1977)

Before he changed his name to Matthew Saad Muhammad, Franklin warred with Johnson to earn a breakout triumph.

  1. Victor Galindez w ko 15 Richie Kates (1976)

In one of the most savage fights to take place in South Africa, Galindez shrugged off a gaping wound to finish Kates with one second of the fight remaining.

  1. Jeff Harding w rsf 12 Dennis Andries (1989)

Late substitute and heavy underdog Harding became Australia’s first world light-heavyweight champion by dethroning Andries.

  1. Matt Franklin w rsf 6 Richie Kates (1978)

Down in the fourth, Franklin hammered Kates in the fourth before forcing the referee’s intervention in the sixth.

  1. Matt Franklin w rsf 11 Alvaro Lopez (1978)

In their hellacious first meeting, Franklin opened up a grotesque cut over Lopez’ left eye and the fight was immediately stopped.

  1. Dwight Braxton w rsf 10 Matthew Saad Muhammad (1981)

Braxton, who later became Dwight Muhammad Qawi, outlasted WBC champion Saad Muhammad in a gruelling affair.

  1. Harry Greb w pts 15 Gene Tunney (1922)

Though it was one-side, this fight sparked a classic five-fight rivalry between the two.

light-heavyweight

  1. Bob Foster w ko 14 Chris Finnegan (1972)

Things were tight for nine rounds until it turned into a firefight and Foster produced a stunning finish.