In one of the strangest REAL moments in Pro Wrestling history, a drunken Andre the Giant (wrestling in Japan) showed what happens when you legitimately don’t want to cooperate with your opponent.
Andre’s opponent, Akira Maeda, was a true tough guy. Known as a “shoot fighter”, Akira would often compete in MMA styled bouts. (This was in 1986; long before MMA became popular.)
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is on top of the world. He is the world’s highest-paid athlete and is headed for the biggest payday of his career. New estimates show Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s payoff for fighting Manny Pacquiao could easily be $180 million. Unlike other super-rich athletes like Tiger Woods and Tom Brady, Floyd is not afraid to flaunt his wealth. He posts photos of himself and his money (literally, stacks of money) all the time, and they are unreal.
10. The Ironman Triathalon
Arguably the world’s most famous one-day endurance event, the Ironman World Championship is a true test of all-around ability and fortitude. To complete the famed race in Kona, Hawaii, competitors must swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, and then run 26.2 miles. And before you can even think about racing Kona, you need to qualify by posting a top time at a different Ironman event. “Finishing [Ironman Kona] gives you something to hang your hat on for the rest of your life,” says Kevin Mackinnon, managing editor of Ironman.com. “The winds are insane, the heat is unbearable, and when you put that together with competing against the fittest athletes on the planet, it just doesn’t get any tougher.”
Mike Tyson and his trainer, Cus D’Amato, before his first professional fight 3-6-1985
Manute Bol playing defense in 1984 (At 7 ft 7 in tall, he was one of the tallest men ever to play in the National Basketball Association)
Few things are as thrilling as witnessing two evenly-matched combatants battle it out for twelve rounds in the ring. Every so often the planets will align and two men will deliver a fight for the ages. It’s terrifying and exhilarating all at the same time. Here are ten of the best rounds to have ever have taken place in the history of boxing.
Diego Corrales vs Jose Luis Castillo Round 10
There’s something magical about the competition that a good sports match provides. No matter what sports you like it’s always exciting to see the teams you support take the field, because the thrill of not knowing whether they’ll win or lose is what makes the experience so great. However, there’s a depressing exception: if you were a supporter of one of the following teams, you knew to expect only ineptitude.
10. 2003 Detroit Tigers
Most terrible sports teams are expansion franchises, which is understandable; it’s tough for a brand new team to compete with established squads. But the 2003 Tigers had no such excuse when they went 43-119 in 2003, becoming the second worst modern baseball team in the process. At least the Tigers have company, because as you’ll see later they’re not the only franchise to embarrass Detroit.