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Boxing history has an uncanny habit of throwing-up giant-killings to shock the most astute students of the sweet science, and must heed as a warning for Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury, and Deontay Wilder if they do not fight each other soon.

The trio are all set to fight different opponents next before any potential blockbuster is discussed, and fans must hope they do not fall foul of upsets which has littered the heavyweight division since its inception. In 1892, John Sullivan was heralded as the superstar of the sport having been crowned the first heavyweight champion under the Queensbury rules of boxing.

He went into a fight against James Corbett as a heavy favourite, but despite the huge height and reach advantage which the champion held, Corbett’s lateral movement and superior footwork was enough to cause a surprise KO victory in the 21st round.

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