The Best Boxing Matchups That Never Happened

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The Best Boxing Matchups That Never Happened
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Fight fans love to talk about fights. They love to talk about the fights that happened in the past and the fights that are coming up. They love to talk about the fights that might be.


And they even love to talk about the fights that never were. “What would have happened...” is a favorite game among boxing fans.


Most of the time, conversations about what would have happened focus on fights that would have been historically impossible. Everybody loves to weigh in on hypothetical battles between legends from different eras.


But there are many intriguing hypothetical fights which most certainly could have happened. Indeed, in many cases, these are fights that should have happened.


These are fights that seem so likely, it's almost possible to imagine alternate realities where they occurred. It's like parallel universes, where only boxing history is radically different than the world we otherwise recognize as our own.

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