March Matchness: And then there were eight

Cinderella lives with eighth seed Bernard Hopkins still chugging along in our Elite Eight-Count. Can he keep the magic rolling with an upset win over George Foreman? Get your voting finger ready.

The Sweet Science 16 ended with the tightest race yet, with Rocky Marciano barely slipping by Manny Pacquiao by just 12 votes. Call it a narrow majority decision. His reward? A date with No. 1 seed Sugar Ray Robinson as we continue our pound-for-pound throwdown with some of history's greatest fighters.

Voting starts now and continues through Tuesday night. Check back Thursday for our Final Flurry to establish our championship rounds.

PBC March Matchness bracket

Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Rocky Marciano: Manny Pacquiao took Marciano down to the wire, but Rocky is still undefeated. Now comes the fun part: Choosing which of these two all-time legends moves on.

Robinson vs Marciano poll

Robinson vs Marciano poll

Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Mike Tyson: The fact that Evander Holyfield beat Tyson twice in real life didn't faze you. Now Iron Mike takes on the top seed in Leonard, who cruised through two easy wins, including last round over Oscar De La Hoya, to get here. 

Leonard vs Tyson poll

Leonard vs Tyson poll

George Foreman vs. Bernard Hopkins: George Foreman won his fight for Old Man supremacy over Archie Moore, only to find himself in another senior's division matchup: this time against the ageless Bernard Hopkins, who's still battling at age 50. To the victor goes the spoils; to the loser, a nice phone call from the grandkids.

Foreman vs Hopkins poll

Foreman vs Hopkins poll

Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Joe Louis: The best of his era vs. the best of his era. Mayweather waltzed past Ivan Drago in the last round, while Louis handled Roberto Duran. The Best Ever? Here are two guys with skin in the game.

Mayweather vs Louis poll

Mayweather vs Louis poll

Thanks for voting! Don't forget to return Thursday, April 2 to help select PBC's all-time pound-for-pound champion.

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