There have been many famous upsets in boxing history. Here are a few examples:
Buster Douglas vs. Mike Tyson (1990) - Douglas, a 42-1 underdog, shocked the world by knocking out the previously undefeated Tyson in the 10th round of their fight in Tokyo.
Muhammad Ali vs. George Foreman (1974) - Ali, considered by many to be past his prime, used his "rope-a-dope" strategy to wear down Foreman and knock him out in the eighth round of their fight in Kinshasa, Zaire.
James "Buster" Douglas vs. Evander Holyfield (1990) - In another upset for the ages, Douglas, a 25-1 underdog, defeated Holyfield by knockout to win the heavyweight championship of the world.
Leon Spinks vs. Muhammad Ali (197
- Spinks, a relative unknown with just seven professional fights under his belt, defeated Ali by split decision to win the heavyweight championship of the world.
Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling (1936) - Schmeling, a German boxer, stunned the world by knocking out Louis in their first fight in 1936. Louis would go on to defeat Schmeling in their rematch in 1938, but the upset in their first fight remains one of the most memorable moments in boxing history.