Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Roberto Duran 1
June 20, 1980 (Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Canada)

All-time greats Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran fought three times in the 1980s. Their first fight was on June 20, 1980 at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Canada. Leonard, the Golden Child, was WBC welterweight champion and undefeated at 27-0. WBC/WBA lightweight champion Duran, the Dark Prince, was 71-1 and vacated his titles to move up in weight to challenge Sugar Ray. The difference between the two men, in and out of the ring, couldn't have been more stark, and the result shocked the world, until they rematched five months later at the Superdome in New Orleans…

Jack Dempsey vs. Luis Angel Firpo
September 14, 1923 (Polo Grounds, New York City)

Jack Dempsey defended his heavyweight title against Luis Angel Firpo on September 14, 1923, at the Polo Grounds in New York City. Firpo, hailing from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and known as the Wild Bull of the Pampas, was a big, strong contender who was 25-2 going into the fight. Dempsey’s record was 59-4-9 and he was winding down an illustrious career. Dempsey-Firpo was legendary in its day, and in some circles no less legendary now. Although the film is in black and white (color film didn’t exist at the time), and boxing rules have changed somewhat since then (for better and/or worse), the unrelenting action in this bout qualifies it as one the greatest heavyweight title fights in history...copyright