Issue | Letters | Premium | Feb 10 2020

10 of the best Carl Thompson fights

Former WBO cruiserweight champion Carl Thompson embodied a never-say-die spirit and boasts more classic fights than most British boxers
David Haye
David Haye (L) in action v Carl Thompson (R)  |  Action Images

1. David Haye

Having weathered an early storm, Thompson rallied to drop, outlast and ultimately stop Haye in the fifth round of their 2004 fight at Wembley Arena. Going in, Thompson was considered damaged goods, and Haye a future star, yet Thompson made a mockery of all pre-fight predictions to win when he claimed to still be warming up.

2. Sebastiaan Rothmann