The sport of boxing has seen its fair share of titanic battles. There's something undeniably special about a bitter boxing rivalry.
When two competitors at the peak of their powers battle for supremacy, they spur each other to greater heights.
There is no doubt that neither David Haye nor Dereck Chisora come close to the rest of the fighters in this list, but the utter hatred for one another catapults their rivalry into one of British boxing's best.
Some rivalries are defined by the antipathy between two competitors. In others, the participants are said to represent opposing social classes or political ideologies.
Can the conflict between Haye and Chisora reach the same magnitude as MSN Sport's top five boxing rivalries?
Can all the wannabe hookers,pimps and goldiggers please go to the sites that concerns their business and let people who want to pass their oppinions on the subject matter talk in peace.
This is a supposed to be about boxing do you not even look at all the spam. MSN you are a disgrace.
is it, as I suspect run by a group of graduates who have no idea of work ethic.
What a shame these comment sections are ruined by the drivel written by these foreign half-wits below about marrying a rich man or something .......... ! Why can't MSN get rid of these morons ? !
I would prefer chisora to win!...haye was out of order punching with a bottle of beer in his hand and felt foolish when mocked about his broken toe excuse for losing to klitchko...he felt humiliated and let the fans down by not throwing enough punches whereas chisora gave a MUCH better account of himself against the same opponent...lets just hope haye's toes are in tact and he doesn't carry a bottle in the ring!
Well the author was right when he suggested Haye and Chisora weren't in the same league as these guys !
Thier fight is nothing short of a disgrace to boxing - no wonder the Board of Control wont sanction it !
Pair of cardboard Gangstas! - It will be a terrible fight and a rip off for those daft enough to watch it.
It's plainly obvious you no zip about boxing & even less about Sugar Ray Leonards fighting style. In the 1st fight in Montreal SRL fought Duran he'd always fought & that was a plant-em multi salvo banger & said along with Angelo Dundee his trainer that they expected to get Duran out of there in 4 rounds. It turned out that it was Duran who outboxed Leonard & then beat him up. SRL on record as saying that he was surprised by the older mans speed of foot & countering. Common consensus has always been 10/5 in rounds to Duran.
In the re-match SRL was castigated by large sections of the press for his lack of intestinal fortitude by opting for the alien style of running around the ring & not engaging with Duran considering he was the younger/bigger/fresher/faster man & the judges’ scorecards reflected this with two judges having SRL ahead by 2 rounds & the 3rd by just 1 round. It was a non-event & SRL did anything but toy with an out of shape listless Duran, so this nonsense about SRL reverting to his "NATURAL" style as you say is absolutely bogus. SRL's natural style was how he fought in Montreal & he got beat. It's the same style that he beat Benitez/Green/Bonds/Kalule/Hearn’s & Finch, the way he fought Duran in the re-match was alien to him & he never fought that way again + I must again correct you with regard to the so called "NO MAS" statement!!! DURAN never ever said that, that was invented by Howard Cossel who was ABC commentator. DURAN told the ref that "I WILL NOT FIGHT WITH THIS CLOWN!! & just waved his hand at SRL using a male hand gesture. This fight has become total MYTH as to what really occurred that night in New Orleans & SRL got just as much negative ink from the scribes for opting to run away from any form of fighting or boxing & Duran was castigated for being an undisciplined fat overweight bum who'd neglected his weight & training.
So it wasn’t SRL's NATURAL STYLE it was a style induced by FEAR of getting another Montreal style hammering & I challenge you to name me one fight PRO or AM fight that SRL employed the run 4 for life style. YOU WON'T because it never happended & he never ever fought that way other than being an in yer face superfast multi salvo banger & when he tried that in the 1st fight Duran outboxed him then beat him up.