As much as we love the craft and the art of pugilism, the skill and the mathematical tactics in the ring, there's nothing quite like a showstopping knockout. That spilt second when your man catches his opponent flush on the jaw and a wobble turns to 'could somebody please get my coat'. Here are five absolute belters.
5. MIKE TYSON vs Trevor Berbick
The great Roberto Duran talks to Kugan Cassius of iFilm London, and if you can understand it you’ve done better than his translator! But he does confirm knocking out a horse back in Panama for $20 and a bottle of whisky.
The long-awaited biopic about Panama's greatest fighter, Roberto Duran, is scheduled to begin filming on June 4 in Puerto Rico.
The big-budget ‘Hands of Stone’ will feature Mexican actor, Gael Garcia Bernal as the Hall of Fame fighter who, over the course of a 33-year career, won world titles at lightweight, welterweight, light-middleweight, and middleweight.
If boxing was ever to cease to exist and its authorities wanted to something to show future generations what the sport did here, this is what they would put in the time capsule. This Is Boxing is the promo video shown on the big screen at the start of any Top Rank event and boy does it get the heart racing.
If you thought boxing fanatics were sitting around twiddling their thumbs in Manchester since the Pacquiao-enforced ring sabbatical of hometown hero Ricky Hatton, then you would be wrong.
One man keeping them busy is European lightweight champion John Murray. And if the old adage of history repeating itself rings true then the 30-0, hard-hitting pressure fighter will be keeping them away from home as well in the coming years.
Titanic boxing promoters Bob Arum and Don King reunited yesterday to launch their first joint venture in five years: WBA light-middleweight champion Miguel Cotto vs Ricardo Mayorga on March 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
As far as crossroads go, Timothy Bradley couldn’t be at a bigger fork in his career, even if Blazing Squad penned another chart topping hit for the metaphorical junction.
Born and raised in Palm Springs, California, his story is one of hard work, toil and little fanfare: An amateur record comprising of 140 bouts and no Olympic appearances, an unbeaten record with minimal padding, and two world titles with no features on the big lights in Vegas.
In this grainy video from 1988, middleweight hardman Nigel Benn gets to grips with Hands of Stone himself Roberto Duran in a public sparring session...