Boxing is an exciting sport to watch – but you often run out of matches to follow. Like at this time of the year, close to its end, when the schedule of most athletes fit to step into the ring hovers around Christmas shopping and family time rather than giving and receiving punches in the ring. For true boxing fans, the time of the year with not much boxing action can be a hard period of time. Luckily, we have the internet to help us kill time and get our choice of entertainment – no matter if we use a smartphone or a computer. We can buy a boxing simulator video game or just play here free, but we can also follow some of the biggest, most fondly remembered matches over the global network – completely free.
Here are three of the biggest matches of boxing history that you can watch right here, right now.
Hagler vs. Hearns, April 15th, 1985
A match considered one of the most memorable in the history of boxing. “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler and Thomas “Hitman” Hearns met at the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in what is considered to this day one of the most “electrifying” opening rounds in boxing history. All the in-ring action made HBO sports commenter Barry Tompkins cry out “This is still only the first round!”, and Ring Magazine describe the match as the “most electrifying eight minutes ever”.
Those who haven’t seen the fight before should skip this paragraph, as it contains spoilers: Hagler won the match by knocking out Hearns in the third round.
Erik Morales vs Marco Antonio Barrera I., February 19th, 2000
Those who have seen the fight before should skip to the fifth round right now, as it is considered the most memorable that has been fought that year. The fight was epic, remembered to this day: the fighters have delivered a “heavyweight performance” according to Ring Magazine. Although Barrera had delivered the only knockdown of the fight, Morales won it by split decision. This, of course, led to a rematch, won by Barrera. It might be history, but it’s worth to be seen again – and again.
Chris Eubanks vs. Nigel Benn, November 18th, 1990
Two British boxers, both of them at the peak of their career. A crowded stadium, an amazing entrance music (Tina Turner’s Simply the Best) that suddenly stops – allegedly sabotaged by the opponent’s entourage. A furious Dark Destroyer, out to destroy his opponent – but the challenger is up to the task. One of the most dramatic matches, that has sparked one of the longest-running rivalries of the boxing world. A must watch for every fan out there.