Top 10 Greatest Fighters Of The 1980’s
Boxing in the 1980s was marked by one of the greatest four-way rivalries of all time. Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas “The Hitman” Hearns and “Hands of Stone” Roberto Duran all staged major fights against each other between welterweight and middleweight.
In the heavyweight division, it was the tale of two great champions, with Larry Holmes ruling the first half of the decade and Mike Tyson dominating the second half like few champs in history.
The light heavyweight division has rarely been better than it was in the early 1980s, and Michael Spinks stood tall at the top of the pack.
Boxing was still a major sport on network television. It was the last gasp of a golden age, and these were the 10 best.