Ranking the Greatest Trilogies in Boxing History

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Ranking the Greatest Trilogies in Boxing History
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Boxing lore is woven together from great fights. And an extended rivalry between top fighters increases the chances that a fight will be great. 

Fighters get to know each other intimately over the course of multiple engagements. They learn each other's tendencies, strengths and weaknesses. 

And somehow, a trilogy seems particularly tidy. Three fights are usually enough to establish decisively who is the better man.

There have been some terrific two-fight rivalries, and some classics that stretched to four, five or even more fights. But a high percentage of the greatest rivalries in boxing history have been played out over a three-fight series. 

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