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MARVELOUS MARVIN HAGLER (1973-87). The Marvelous One was only knocked down once over the course of 67 fights. And that one was not a knockdown, but a pushdown, with John Mugabi “cuffing” Hagler to the canvas in their 1986 bout. 4. M UHAMMAD ALI (1960-81). One of boxing’s best trivia questions: who are the only two men to knock down Muhammad Ali? The answer: Joe Frazier and Chuck Wepner. Of course, boxing triviots know that Cassius Clay was also knocked down twice—by Sonny Banks and by Henry Cooper.
The two continued to beat the bejabbers out of each other for the next three rounds, with Graziano getting the better of it. Then, in the sixth, after landing a few rights, Graziano stepped back—all the better to get a view of the damage he had administered—when an exhausted Zale leaped forward, landing a left to Graziano’s stomach, sinking it all the way up to the elbow. The punch paralyzed Graziano, who lay on the canvas, gasping for air. By the time he was able to pick up the count, the fight was over, with Zale still middleweight champion.
Sid is in again with a straight left . . He is fast as lightning . . Terris leads again . . Oy! Oy! Oy! . Terris is down . . McLarnin nailed him with a right to the chin . . There’s the count . . Seven . . Eight . . Nine . . Ten . . Oy! Oy! Oy! . It’s all over . . Terris is knocked out. . ” McLarnin would go on to win the welterweight crown on another first-round knockout; Terris would go on to remain the uncrowned lightweight champion. 9. S UGAR RAY LEONARD VS. DAVEY “BOY” G REEN, MARCH 31, 1980, FOURTH ROUND.