Opinion | Dec 05 2016

10 notable second heavyweight title defences

As Anthony Joshua-Eric Molina looms, George Gigney lists 10 notable second heavyweight title defences
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  1. Muhammad Ali w rsf 12 Floyd Patterson

After changing his name, Ali defended his heavyweight crown against former champion and all-time great Patterson.

  1. Joe Frazier w pts 15 Oscar Bonavena

Though his title was fragmented, Frazier was still considered the champ when he saw off dangerous Argentinian Bonavena.

  1. Mike Tyson w rsf 6 Pinklon Thomas