KGB Radio: Heavyweight Rematches

Big fighters hit hard, and fans like that. Patrick Connor and Aris Pina once again get together with one of their popular boxing history episodes of Knuckles and Gloves Boxing Radio, and this time they're talking about memorable and notable rematches between heavyweight in boxing history.

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.

Billy Conn receives a count in his ill-fated 1946 rematch with Joe Louis

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.

Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier greet one another during their rematch at Madison Square garden in 1974

On this episode of Knuckles and Gloves Boxing Radio, Patrick Connor and Aris Pina remember some of the biggest and baddest rematch in heavyweight history.

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