It's well-known that boxing is part sport and part entertainment, and entertainment may be created in a number of different ways.
Sometimes, it's the action itself, sometimes it's the spectacle and the fight's overall significance, and sometimes boxers take a more direct approach.
While the in-ring attire is fairly standard, entrance outfits are a far different story. Gigantic sombreros, military garb, flashy colors and any costume the boxer can dream up is fair game.
Over the years, boxers have donned some creative, out-of-this-world clothing for their dramatic pre-fight displays.
This slideshow profiles 25 of the most inspired and outrageous pieces of entrance attire in boxing history.