The Top Ten Best Latino Boxers of All Time
When it comes to the sport of boxing, Latinos are some of the all-time greats. Talented Latino boxers hail from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua and Argentina. And they all pack a powerful punch! From Oscar De La Hoya to Wilfredo Gomez, meet the 10 most kick-azz Latino boxers of all time, courtesy of Bossip.com!
He famously won matches against tough competitors like Danny “Little Red” Lopez, Ruben Castillo, Juan Laporte, Wilfredo Gomez and Azumah Nelson, and a lot of people think that had he not died at a young age in an automobile accident, Sanchez would’ve become the greatest Featherweight boxer of all time.
The Panamanian boxer earned the nickname “Manos de Piedra” because of his scrappy style in the ring. And in 2002, he received the honor by The Ring as the 5th greatest fighter of the last 80 years.
JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ
In the Latino Community, Julio Cesar Chavez is a synonym for champion. There is not a Latino in the world who isn’t familiar with the Mexican boxers prowess in the ring. And the fact that he won six world championships in three weight divisions!
It’s impressive enough that Carlos Monzon held the World Middleweight Championship title for seven years, but what is more impressive is that he managed to defend his title 14 times! Although his personal life was full of drama, and made plenty of headlines, during his career the boxer was beloved by the Argentine people.
Alexis Arguello is a winner in every sense of the word. Not only was he a three time world champion, but he also never lost any of his world titles in the ring. In fact, Arguello gave up his titles in order to compete in higher weight classes.
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
The Los Angeles born boxer comes from a long line of boxers including his grandfather, father and his brother, which obviously helped him master the sport at an early age. Shortly after graduating form HS, De La Hoya- who is now a legend –famously won a gold medal at the Barcelona Olympic Games. Way to make us proud, Oscar!
Widely considered one of the greatest Puerto Rican boxers of all time, Wilfredo Gomez holds the record for 17 consecutive knockouts!
MARCO ANTONIO BARRERA
He’s ranked #43 on ESPN’s 50 Greatest Boxers of All-Time, and it’s to see why; the Mexican boxer holds several world titles in several different weight classes.
The boxer is considered by many as the greatest bantamweight champion of all-time and fought in over 100 boxing matches, so it’s no surprise that he is a member of the Boxing Hall of Fame!
The left-handed boxer achieved a lot in his distinguished career, including being a part of the 1960 Mexican Olympic team. He was also a two-time WBA Featherweight Champion.
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