8 Outrageous Fashion Moments in Boxing History

| April 23, 2015 | The Latest

Boxing is clearly more than just sports, as proven by these 8 outrageously memorable outfits seen during fights throughout the years.

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DeMarcus Corley, Turquise trunks, enters the ring before a 12-round WBO Junior Welterweight Championship held at The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday July, 12th 2003. (PHOTO BY CHRIS POLK/GETTY IMAGES)

DeMarcus Corley came face to face with Zab Judah at the World Boxing Organization’s July 2003 12-round junior welterweight championship inside the Orleans Arena wearing this one-of-a-kind turquoise ensemble with a matching headpiece and gloves. The best part of the outfit? Corley designed it himself.


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Tomoki Kameda stands in the ring before his WBO bantamweight title bout against Pungluang Singyu at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 12, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (PHOTO BY JOSH HEDGES/GETTY IMAGES)

Known for his “lucha libre”-style costumes, undefeated Japanese boxer Tomoki Kameda arrived at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for the WBO’s July 2014 bantamweight championship in this embellished warm-up shirt complete with sequined epaulets. Kameda, one of three champion-boxer brothers, knocked out competitor Pungluang Singyu in the match’s sixth round.


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El Muerto stands in the corner for boxer Pablo Cesar Cano before he takes on Ashley Theophane in their welterweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (PHOTO BY AL BELLO/GETTY IMAGES)

El Muerto (translated as “The Dead One”) served as a sort of mascot for Mexican boxer Pablo César Cano before he faced off against Ashley Theophane in their September 2013 welterweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Little is known about the man behind the mask’s identity but his costume mimics those of traditional Day of the Dead skeletons.


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TV personality Nicole Murphy arrives at the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Canelo Alvarez boxing match at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (PHOTO BY JEFF R. BOTTARI/GETTY IMAGES)

Accompanied by then-boyfriend Michael Strahan, Nicole Murphy attended Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s September 2013 match against Canelo Alvarez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in this striking snake-print maxi dress by Roberto Cavalli.


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Canadian pop musician Justin Bieber in the ring before the start of the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 3, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (PHOTO BY ED MULHOLLAND/GOLDEN BOY/GOLDEN BOY VIA GETTY IMAGES)

Need a hand? Justin Bieber personally walked Floyd Mayweather Jr. to the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for his May 2014 bout with Marcos Maidana. The polarizing singer wore a floral Givenchy sweatshirt, a vintage-inspired hat, and Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses.


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Rapper Nas arrives at the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Canelo Alvarez boxing match at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (PHOTO BY JEFF R. BOTTARI/GETTY IMAGES)

Nas walked the red carpet outside Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s September 2013 fight with Canelo Alvarez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in a custom-made gold suit. The top-selling rapper later celebrated his 40th birthday at Tao Las Vegas in the same suit, designed by Waraire Boswell.


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Boxer Peter 'Petey' Quillin arrives at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Canelo Alvarez boxing match on September 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (PHOTO BY BRYAN STEFFY/GETTY IMAGES FOR SHOWTIME)

Undefeated boxer Peter Quillin greeted guests at the pre-fight VIP party for Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez’s September 2013 fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in this chest-baring printed suit—and accessorized the look with plenty of diamond jewelry.


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Singer Tank (right) of TGT and guest arrive at the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Canelo Alvarez boxing match at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (PHOTO BY JEFF R. BOTTARI/GETTY IMAGES)

Are we sensing a trend here? Also at Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez’s September 2013 match at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, suited-up singer Durrell Babbs (known as Tank from R&B supergroup TGT) walked the carpet with his girlfriend, Zena Foster, who wore a daring cutout dress from the St. Louis-based designer Danielle Beckham’s Sheabella Collection.

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