C’mon folks, it can’t always be the sweet science, right?
Sometimes, when jabs to the chin and left hooks to the liver simply aren’t enough for compelling drama, fighters have to get their kicks by straying south of the border.
In those instances, a special breed of controversy often arises that can put both the acting skills of athletes and the split-second rulings of referees under the microscope.
And every now and then, if the atmosphere at ringside is just volatile enough, you might even get a riot.
On the subsequent pages are our painful selections for the most noteworthy low blows in boxing history. Click through (with the requisite sympathy pains) to see if your favorite made the list.