Ranking Boxing's Biggest Flashes in the Pan in the Past Decade

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Ranking Boxing's Biggest Flashes in the Pan in the Past Decade
Fred Beckham/Associated Press

To be a flash in the pan in a sport like boxing, a fighter needs legitimate talent. Otherwise, there would never even be a spark to create the flash.

The top fighters on this list had significant accomplishments in the sport and were true stars for at least a short time. But for one reason or another, their heyday seemed to pass more quickly than many expected it to.

Boxing is a brutal sport. The competition for elite status is fierce, and talent alone is never enough to elevate a fighter and keep him on top. To show even flashes of greatness in boxing is remarkable, even if that greatness is not destined to endure.  

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