Ranking the Top 10 Boxing Fights of the 1980s

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Ranking the Top 10 Boxing Fights of the 1980s
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Marvin Hagler, Thomas Hearns, Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran all make multiple appearances in this ranking of the top fights of the 1980s. That quarter of Hall of Famers made the decade one of the best in the sport's history. 

It's not a coincidence that George Kimball titled his terrific 2009 history of the era, Four Kings.

But boxing in the 1980s was filled with major stars and sensational fights. There are tons of classics that I left off due to space constraints, though, I do feel my top three are indisputable, even if the order might be quibbled over.

 

 

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