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Top 10 of Boxing’s Most Terrifying Fighters

With the growth of Mixed Martial Arts, specifically the UFC and Bellator, this sport's increasing popularity has diminished the interest in professional boxing in a profound way.

Only the true diehard boxing fans follow the sport closely as millions used to do when there where so many big names competing in the sport. Say the name Muhammad Ali or George Foreman as an example, and most sports fans will know who you are talking about immediately. These days, the sport is lacking star power, someone who captivates the fan base such as Ali did or Mike Tyson after him.

Looking back in boxing’s history that is certainly one of the oldest sports in the world, who were some of the fighters that simply struck fear in opponents just by their intimidating style, their terrifying presence in the ring, or just their viciousness? I am providing you a list of the top 10 fighters that I believe were some of the scariest men to ever enter the squared circle.

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Harv Aronson

Harv Aronson was born and raised in Pittsburgh but now lives in Florida with his beautiful wife Melissa.

Harv currently writes for Abstract Sports, the Sports History Network, Yinzer Crazy website, and the magazine Gridiron Greats. Harv wrote the published book "Pro Football's Most Passionate Fans" and as a professional writer has had articles published in an array of sports publications.

Harv loves all sports but football and baseball are at the top of his interest. His passion is for sports history. You can visit Harv's website at and you can reach him at [email protected]

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