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Ten historic fights in boxing history

Ah, the Super Bowl; what sporting event can compare in terms of magnitude, anticipation and viewership? The answer: a prize fight. Graham Houston lists 10 mega fights in boxing history that sparked the imagination and created a stir that could be felt around the world.

Originally Published: February 3, 2008
By Graham Houston | Special to ESPN.com

The half-million pay-per-view buys for last month's fight between Roy Jones and Felix "Tito" Trinidad were a reminder of boxing's drawing power.

Even if boxing no longer matters the way it once did, a major contest remains a compelling spectacle for millions. There have been many fights that have truly been awaited with eager expectation on a global scale.

Picking the 10 most important fights historically, with so many from which to choose, was never going to be easy.

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