Nobody should have been surprised on Tuesday to see Floyd Mayweather and Shane Mosley step to each other at the press conference to promote their May 1 fight in Vegas. See, pre-ring pop-offs are nothing new—boxers have been taking verbal shots, throwing 'bows, and even issuing dropkicks to get fans revved up for big-time bouts. And you know what? That shit works! Read on for our look back at some of the gulliest boxing press-conference beefs, featuring the likes of Riddick Bowe, Bernard Hopkins, Mike Tyson, and more...

LARRY HOLMES/TREVOR BERBIC (April 1991)
WHO WON THE ACTUAL FIGHT: Larry Holmes
COMPLEX SAYS: Too bad Holmes is too old for MMA because that dropkick was some straight Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon shit.

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RIDDICK BOWE/LARRY DONALD (December 1994)
WHO WON THE ACTUAL FIGHT: Fuck you think?
COMPLEX SAYS: Dude didn't look too intimidating in his "News Channel 4" outfit. Hands up!

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BERNARD HOPKINS/FELIX TRINIDAD (July 2001)
WHO WON THE ACTUAL FIGHT: Bernard Hopkins
COMPLEX SAYS: The Executioner just don't give a fuck. He shit on Trinidad and P.R. while in Puerto Rico promoting the fight. Somehow he escaped the ensuing riot in one piece.

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LENNOX LEWIS/HASIM RAHMAN (August 2001)
WHO WON THE ACTUAL FIGHT: Lennox Lewis
COMPLEX SAYS: Get your shit rocked mon...like Hasim Rah-man.

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MIKE TYSON/LENNOX LEWIS (January 2002)
WHO WON THE ACTUAL FIGHT: Lennox Lewis
COMPLEX SAYS: "I'll fuck you 'til you love me, faggot!"

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SULTAN IBRAGIMOV/LANCE WHITAKER (November 2005)
WHO WON: Sultan Ibragimov
COMPLEX SAYS: Video of what went down is harder to find than Whitaker's career after the fight, but the picture says it all. And no, it doesn't say, "Oh shit, Ryan Seacrest snuffed Alonzo Mourning?"

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WINKY WRIGHT/BERNARD HOPKINS (May 2007)
WHO WON THE ACTUAL FIGHT: Bernard Hopkins
COMPLEX SAYS: B-Hop later claimed the whole "scuffle" was staged for PPV ratings. Next we'll hear that rap beefs aren't actually real!

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FERNANDO VARGAS/RICARDO MAYORGA (July 2007)
WHO WON THE ACTUAL FIGHT: Ricardo Mayorga
COMPLEX SAYS: We don't speak Spanish, but we definitely know "maricon" is some straight fighting words.

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