Ranking the 10 Gutsiest Performances in Boxing History

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Ranking the 10 Gutsiest Performances in Boxing History
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Boxing is referred to as The Sweet Science for a reason. It's a highly technical sport, with skill and craft that can take years to master. 

But it's still a fight. Boxers aren't trying to put a ball in a net or across a goal line. A boxer is trying to hurt the other guy more than the other guy hurts him. And courage has to play a big part.

Guts might not always be enough, but without guts there is ultimately a whole lot of nothing at all. 

That makes writing a story like this one a little bit daunting. I know I have 10 great examples of incredibly gutsy performances in the ring.

But this is a case where I am excited to see who the readers think I left out. 

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