Feature | Oct 28 2017

10 heavyweight fights that didn’t happen

The heavyweight fights that got away
heavyweight fights
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Rocky Marciano v Nino Valdes

Valdes, a 6ft 3in, 15st Cuban with an 80-inch reach, exploded on to the heavyweight scene when he outpointed the in-form former champion Ezzard Charles in Miami in 1953. Yet when Marciano looked for a defence in June 1954, he ignored Valdes, who had continued to win, and selected instead Charles, who in that time had also lost to Bob Satterfield. When Charles ran Marciano close, he was given a rematch in September 1954.

Mike Tyson v George Foreman