We’re quite comfortably into the 2000s now, and suffice to say fighters don’t fight nearly as often as they once did when they reach the highest heights of the game. Long gone are those times in boxing history when two fighters could meet one another a dozen times or more, though rematches still do happen.
The rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury spurs on memories of yesteryear’s return fights between the big men.
The heavy punches, loud collisions and frightening falls make it easy to understand why heavyweight is a fan favorite division. There’s a lot of force behind those shots and everything can change with the bat of an eyelash. But they don’t always end with poetic violence.
Some influential names fought in many high-profile, notable rematches. From Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, to Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney, and back on to James Jeffries and Bob Fitzsimmons — there’s no shortage of bouts to speak on, here.
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