Opinion | Nov 06 2017

Best served cold: Top 10 boxing revenge missions

George Gigney lists 10 of the best revenge missions in boxing

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.

  1. Sugar Ray Leonard w rtd 8 Roberto Duran

Having lost his unbeaten record to the manic Panamanian, Leonard dazzled in the rematch, forcing the infamous ‘No Mas’ incident.

  1. Muhammad Ali w pts 12 Joe Frazier

Though the second meeting in this historic trilogy was the least exciting, it saw Ali draw level with his closest rival.

  1. Evander Holyfield w pts 12 Riddick Bowe


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