The Greatest Sporting Shocks of All Time

After an incredible night of boxing which saw little known underdog, Andy Ruiz Jr sensationally beat Anthony Joshua inside seven rounds, we ask where this shock result ranks among the greatest sporting shocks of all time.

So, in no particular order, here are some of the biggest shocks in the world of sport...

Leicester City win the Premier League, 2016

Leicester City's stunning English Premier League is being lauded as one of the biggest upsets in world sport. They were 5000-1 to win the title at the beginning of the season, and after 38 games over ten months, they eventually defied logic and created the most astonishing piece of history.

Japan beat South Africa at the Rugby World Cup, 2015

Japan claimed a late 34-32 against South Africa, with the most stunning of tries to end the contest and send shock waves around the world. The Springboks were 500-1 on to win the match, but Eddie Jones's men ripped up the odds in style.

Buster Douglas beats Mike Tyson, 1990

Back to the boxing, and as impressive as Ruiz's victory over Joshua was, it still doesn't reach the heights of Buster Douglas's win over Mike Tyson in Tokyo. Douglas was a 30-1 underdog, and Mike Tyson was the undisputed, undefeated, youngest-ever world heavyweight champion.

Greece win the European Championships, 2004

Euro 2004, hosted by Portugal, remains one of the most inspiring tournaments ever played. The little known Greek team weren't even expected to progress through a tough group that included the hosts and Spain. But, after a seeing them off, and beating France and Czech Republic, they eventually beat Portugal for a second time in the final, completing the most unlikely of triumphs.

Goran Ivanisevic wins Wimbledon, 2001

Croatian wildcard Ivanisevic winning Wimbledon in 2001, having been too lowly-ranked to gain direct access to the tournament, was the most glorious upset on the lawns of SW19.  A loser of three previous finals, he had struggled with a shoulder injury and seemed unlikely even to make it to Wimbledon having contemplated retirement earlier in the season.

After beating beating home favourite Tim Henman in the semi-final, having trailed two sets to one, Goran completed his remarkable story by see off Pat Rafter 9-7 in the fifth set to etch his name in the history books as the only wildcard to have ever won Wimbledon.

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