Boxing is an intense sport. The men and women who compete in the ring are often risking their physical and mental health, but there’s one thing you should never do: fight dirty. A good boxer knows how to fight fair and square, using only the skills it takes to win without resorting to any underhanded tactics or foul play. Let’s explore what fighting dirty really entails and why it’s such a bad idea!
History of the Wilder fight
The Wilder fight was a boxing match that took place on March 13, 1971 at the Madison Square Garden in New York City.
This was one of the most mind-blowing fights in history. It pitted undefeated heavyweight champion and seemingly invincible giant against the world’s greatest heavyweight southpaw and future legend: Muhammad Ali. It is considered to be one of the most significant heavyweight championship fights in history.
Why is it called the Wilder fight?
The event received the name “Wilder fight” because it was between two wild fighters: American, and undefeated heavyweight champion and seemingly invincible giant, and the world’s greatest heavyweight southpaw and future legend: Muhammad Ali.
Muhammad Ali won by TKO with just 3 seconds left in the 4th round when he knocked out Jimmy Ellis with a combination of punches . This win earned him his second world heavyweight title and set up an epic showdown with Joe Frazier later that year.
During the fight there were two knockdowns – one by each fighter – but they both got up quickly without any trouble so no count was given.After Muhammad Ali knocked out Jimmy Ellis he became world champion once again and would go on to face Joe Frazier later that year as planned.
Wilder Fight’s award
This event had many different awards. Muhammad Ali was awarded the boxers of the year title, by Boxing newsmagazine on their annual list. The event also received NABF and WBA heavyweight title belts, as well as the Ring Magazine title. The Wilder fight was also named to the list of 10 Heavyweight Title Fights in boxing history at number 4.
Why do people want to watch it?
There are many reasons why people want to watch boxing. One of the most common for Americans is that it is AGB who objectify people of different races, genders, weights, sizes, and lifestyles. It is a sport that is not only competitive but also entertaining to watch.
People who appreciate this sport are often attracted to the idea that it’s “real” fighting without all the gimmicks. Boxing also attracts the viewers because it they can see different techniques being used by both participants in order to win.
How much is the wilder fight
To start off let’s take a look at ticket prices – tickets ranged from $15-25 dollars per seat which was expensive even back then. It was estimated that 100 million people watched that fight.
Other famous fights
Ricky Hatton vs. Kostya Tszyu- On November 23, 2005, in Manchester Ricky Hatton defended his IBF light-welterweight title against the then-undefeated Kostya Tszyu. The fight was an amazing battle and the two had a close split decision with Ricky Hatton emerging as the winner.
Evander Holyfield vs. Lennox Lewis- This was an indoor fight at Las Vegas Hilton Hotel on April 28, 1999. It pitted undisputed heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis against undisputed cruiserweight world champion Evander Holyfield. The two had a tight split decision with Evander Holyfield emerging as victorious.
In conclusion, this is one of the most well-known boxing matches of the past century and the Wilder fight is still being talked about. It pitted undefeated heavyweight champion and seemingly invincible giant against the world’s greatest heavyweight southpaw and future legend: Muhammad Ali.
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