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borikua
02-21-2005, 03:11 PM
By The Boxing Times Staff

#1. Felix "Tito" Trinidad (42-1, 35 KO's) Cupey Alto, Puerto Rico (1990-2004). Future Hall of Famer and former IBF welterweight, WBA junior middleweight and WBA middleweight champion. Devastating puncher with wicked left hook. Won first world championship at 20, when he KO'd Maurice Blocker in two-rounds, in 1993. Holds victories over, Hector Camacho, Yori Boy Campas, Pernell Whitaker, Oscar De La Hoya, Fernando Vargas, William Joppy and Ricardo Mayorga.

#2. Wilfredo "El Radar" Benitez (53-8-1, 31 KO's) San Juan, Puerto Rico (1973-1990). Benitez became the youngest fighter to win a world title at the age of 17, when he defeated Antonio Cervantes, to capture the WBA junior welterweight crown in 1976. Tremendous boxer-puncher and Hall of Famer, who went on to win the WBA welterweight and junior middleweight titles. Victories over Bruce Curry, Carlos Palomino, Randy Shields and Roberto Duran. Stayed too long at the party.

#3. Wilfredo "Bazooka" Gomez (44-3-1, 42 KO's) Las Monjas, Puerto Rico (1974-1989). A weapon from 122 to130 pounds. Devastating puncher and crowd pleaser. First captured the WBA super bantamweight crown with a 12 rd. TKO of Dong-Kyun Yum, in 1977 and successfully defended his title 13 times. Gomez later recaptured the WBA belt with a 6th rd. TKO over Juan Meza, then won the WBA featherweight belt and WBA super featherweight crowns. Holds wins over Carlos Zarate, Ruben Valdez, Derrik Holmes, Juan Antonio Lopez, Robert Rubaldino, Lupe Pintor, Juan LaPorte and Rocky Lockridge.

#4. Carlos Ortiz (60-7-1, 29 KO's) Ponce, Puerto Rico (1955-1972). Outstanding junior lightweight and WBC & WBA lightweight champion. Hall of Famer and class act of the 135-pound division. An excellent boxer/puncher throughout the 1950 and 1960's. Holds wins over Kenny Lane, Battling Torres, Joe Brown, Doug Valiant, Flash Elorde, Ishmael Laguna, and Sugar Ramos.

#5. Edwin "El Chappo" Rosario (47 -6, 41 KO's) Toa Baja, Puerto Rico (1979-1997. Talented slugger and three time world champion; WBC and WBA lightweight titleholder, WBA junior welterweight king. Captured the vacant WBC 135-pound crown with win over Jose Luis Ramirez, lost crown in 1984 "Fight of the Year" to Ramirez 19 months later. Recaptured title with brutal 2nd rd. KO of Livingston Bramble. His outstanding record shows wins over Edwin Viruet, Howard Davis Jr., Frankie Randall, Anthony Jones, and a stunning third round TKO over WBA 140-pound champion Loreto Garza, after dropping the titleholder twice in the 1st and twice in the 3rd.

#6. Sammy "El Torbellino" Serrano (52-4-1, 17 KO's) Toa Alto, Puerto Rico (1969-1997. Classic boxer mover, who could sting you with either hand. Captured the WBA super featherweight belt by outpointing Ben Vilaflor, in 1976 and defended the belt 10 times. Won the same title back by outpointing Yasutsune Uehara and defended it two more times. Holds wins over Apollo Yoshio, Young-Ho Oh, Julio Valdez, Nkosana "Happy Boy" Mgxaji, Battlehawk Kazama and Benedicto Vilablanca.

#7. Jose "Chegui" Torres (41-3-1, 29 KO's) Playa Ponce, Puerto Rico (1958-1969). Former outstanding middleweight who moved up to 175 and captured the WBA & WBC light heavyweight belts by scoring a ninth round TKO over Willie Pastrano, in 1965. A Hall of Famer, who defended his titles three times, Torres remains one of boxing's most elegant spokesmen. Wins over Jose Gonzalez, Gomeo Brennan, Carl "Bobo" Olson, Wayne Thorton, Eddie Cotton and Chic Calderwood.

#8. Estaban De Jesus (57-5, 32 KO's) Carolina, Puerto Rico (1969-1980). Gifted boxer puncher, who was the first man to defeat Roberto Duran. Captured the WBC lightweight title by scoring a 15-rd. win over Guts Ishimatsu, in 1976. Defended title three times and holds lifetime wins over Duran, Ray Lampkin, Johnny Gant, Hector Julio Medina, Buzzsaw Yamabe, Vincente Saldivar and Edwin Viruet.

#9. John John Molina (52-7, 33 KO's) Fajardo, Puerto Rico (1986-2001). Former three-time world champion. Captured the vacant WBO super featherweight belt by scoring a 12-rd. win over Juan LaPorte, in 1989. Six months later, Molina won the IBF 130-pound crown by scoring a 10th rd. TKO over Tony "Tiger" Lopez. Molina holds victories over Lupe Suarez, Jackie Gunguluza, Fernando Caicedo, Francisco Segura, Manuel Medina, Bernard Taylor and Goyo Vargas.

#10. Wilfredo "Pride of Puerto Rico" Vazquez (56-9-2, 41 KO's) Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico (1981-2002). Explosive fighter and holder of three different world championships in three different divisions. Former WBA bantamweight, WBA super bantamweight and WBA featherweight titleholder. Captured his first world title by scoring a 10th rd. TKO over Chan-Yong Park in 1987. Vazquez went on to win the WBA 122-pound crown with a 3rd rd. TKO over Raul Perez in 1992, and the WBA featherweight title by scoring a 11th rd. TKO over Eloy Rojas. Holds victories over Juan Carazo, Thierry Jacob, Luis Enrique Mendoza, Hiroaki Yokota, Yuichi Kasai, Jae-Won Choi, Bernardo Manuel Mendoza, Yuji Watanabe, Roque Cassiani and Genaro Rios.

#11. Alfredo "El Salsero" Escalera (53-14-3, 31 KO's) Carolina, Puerto Rico (1970-1983). Tremendous boxer, puncher, performer, who won the WBA super featherweight title by scoring a second round KO over Kuniaki Shibata in 1975. Escalera would go on to defend his crown nine times. "El Salsero" holds victories over Frankie Otero, Svein Erik Paulsen, Buzzsaw Yambe, Ray Luny III, Tyrone Everett, Ronnie McGarvey, Carlos Becerril and Sigfredo Rodriguez.

#12 Hector Camacho (78-5-2, 38 KO's) Bayamón, Puerto Rico (1980-2004)-Captured the vacant WBC Super Featherweight Title, when he KO'd Rafael "Bazooka" Limon at 2:52 of the fifth round, in 1983, then in 1985, he won the WBC lightweight crown, by scoring a 12 rd. unanimous decision over Jose Luis Ramirez. In 1989, Camacho would go on to claim the vacant WBO junior welterweight belt by scoring a 12 rd. split decision over Ray Mancini. Camacho won 39 straight fights until he was upset by Greg Haugen and lost a 12 round split decision. In that bout, Camacho had a point deducted at the start of the final round because he hit his opponent rather than shake hands. Camacho would go on to win a variety of fringe titles and keep fighting for a number of years. Camacho holds win over, Edwin Rosario, Cornelius Boza-Edwards, Howard Davis, Jr., Vinny Pazienza, Tony Baltazar, Greg Haugen, Luis Maysonet, Gary Kirkland, Sugar Ray Leonard, Tony Menefee, and Roberto Duran.

#13. Miguel Cotto (22-0, 18 KO's) Caguas, Puerto Rico (2001-2004). Tremendously talented and gifted 24-year-old junior welterweight, Cotto won the vacant WBO 140-pound belt by scoring a scalding 6th rd. TKO over Kelson Pinto. Cotto has a lethal left hook to the head and body that can crack marble. Pinto was down in the 2nd, 5th, and 6th. If he stays healthy and continues to focus on his craft, Cotto has the ability to be remembered as among the very best Puerto Rican boxers. Holds wins over, Justin Juuko, Cesar Bazan, Joel Perez, Demetrio Ceballos, Victor Sosa, Lovemore N'Dou and Randall Bailey.

#14. Pedro Montanez (81-7-5, 50 KO's) Cayey, Puerto Rico (1931-1940). Although Montanez never won a world championship he had a great career as a lightweight, jr. welter and welterweight contender throughout the 1930's. Lost a majority 15 rd. dec. to Lou Ambers for the 135-pound title in 1937 & TKO'd in 9 by Henry Armstrong for the welterweight crown in 1940. Holds wins over Lou Ambers, Red Cochrane, Lew Massey, Jackie "Kid" Berg, Young Peter Jackson, lost controversial decision to Davey Day on cuts in Madison Square Garden.

#15. Juan La Porte (40-17, 22 KO's) Guaymas, Puerto Rico (1977-1999). The former WBC featherweight champion is best remembered as an outstanding competitor who always gave his best when he climbed inside the ropes. LaPorte captured the WBC 126-pound belt by scoring a 10th rd. TKO over Mario Miranda, in 1982. LaPorte would defend the title two more times but remain for a number of years, as one of the top contenders from 130-to-140-pounds. LaPorte holds wins over Rocky Lockridge, Ruben Castillo, Johnny De La Rosa, Vinnie Costello, Lupe Miranda and Marco Antonio Lizarraga.

IwatchBoxing
02-21-2005, 03:26 PM
Is Tito really #1? I dont know, I'm basiclly new to boxing.
I know Puerto Rican fighters get no respect on the All-Time lists, and I really dont consider other peoples All-time lists, by the way their allways degrading Trinidad.

Tang God
02-21-2005, 03:34 PM
is there a 15 all time mexican list?

and if so who has a better list?

Sir_Jose
02-21-2005, 03:35 PM
Miguel Cotto 13? come on now, guy hasn't even fought for a world title yet.


I would say Benitez is #1 all time for you guys.

Ricans are'nt on all time list because they have alot of good fighters but no real great fighters.

Boxingfan81
02-21-2005, 03:53 PM
Miguel Cotto 13? come on now, guy hasn't even fought for a world title yet.


I would say Benitez is #1 all time for you guys.

Ricans are'nt on all time list because they have alot of good fighters but no real great fighters.
Cotto holds the WBO belt which means he has fought for a world title.

IwatchBoxing
02-21-2005, 03:56 PM
Cotto holds the WBO belt which means he has fought for a world title.Hahahaha, so much for Jose, and having Cotto at 13 doesnt sound right, somethings not right about this list, I want to find out what, and why :cool:

morancito
02-21-2005, 03:59 PM
I'd say Wilfredo Gomez is the best of the bunch. Probably the best super bantam to ever step on a ring. Laporte should be higher than Cotto at least. I mean, Cotto is gonna be up there when all is said and done, but he's still untested.

Chups
02-21-2005, 04:03 PM
Wilfredo Gomez should be #1 then maybe Carlos Ortiz and Wilfredo Benitez

Sir_Jose
02-21-2005, 04:05 PM
Are you ****ing kidding me?

Oh yeah the vacant WBO belt he won for beating Kelson Pinto yeah he's a real World Champ alright.

There is only 1 champion at 140 and his name is Kostya Tszyu andone who doubts that doesn't know anything about boxing.

Chups
02-21-2005, 04:06 PM
is there a 15 all time mexican list?

and if so who has a better list?


We all know who has the better list.

IwatchBoxing
02-21-2005, 04:09 PM
We all know who has the better list.Yeah, we all know who got the better list :boxing: :D

Chups
02-21-2005, 04:14 PM
Yeah, we all know who got the better list :boxing: :D


But still mediocre compared to the U.S. list...hehehehe i keed i keed i keed. :D

morancito
02-21-2005, 04:17 PM
is there a 15 all time mexican list?

and if so who has a better list?

I'll go ahead and say Mexico has a better list.

Then again, we have like 10 times their population so we better have the better list. Both countries have a great boxing tradition. And the Mexico - Puerto Rico rivalry is THE best in the sport.

Tha Greatest
02-21-2005, 04:35 PM
the only person on that list that is good is tito

Cotto is good but he has a long way to go

puerto rico hasnt had tha best fighters of all time

Crouching Tiger
02-21-2005, 04:35 PM
Wilfred Benitez, Wilfredo Gomez and Hector Camacho were some of the greatest and most exciting fighters of all time.

I remember particularly Benitez' intense rivalry with fellow all-time greats Duran, Hearns and Leonard.

Gomez in my opinion if the best P4P among the Puerto Ricans. He packs a KO punch in both hands and at one time in his career he won 32 consecutive fights by KO!!

Notwithstanding his present travails, Macho was one of the most prolific and exciting boxers of his era, having fought and defeated some of the boxing legends of his time like Duran, Leonard and Edwin Rosario!

Cheers to these great Puerto Rican warriors!!!! :beerchug:

Tha Greatest
02-21-2005, 04:42 PM
Wilfred Benitez, Wilfredo Gomez and Hector Camacho were some of the most greatest and exciting fighters of all time.

I remember particularly Benitez' intense rivalry with fellow all-time greats Duran, Hearns and Leonard.

Gomez in my opinion if the best P4P among the Puerto Ricans. He packs a KO punch in both hands and at one time in his career he won 32 consecutive fights by KO!!

Notwithstanding his present travails, Macho was one of the most prolific and exciting boxers of his era, having fought and defeated some of the boxing legends of his time like Duran, Leonard and Edwin Rosario!

Cheers to these great Puerto Rican warriors!!!! :beerchug:

Camacho defeated a 39 year old leonard....
and a Duran that was over 40 years old....

both those fighters would rape him in their primes

but he is good

IwatchBoxing
02-21-2005, 04:49 PM
the only person on that list that is good is tito

Cotto is good but he has a long way to go

puerto rico hasnt had tha best fighters of all timeThanks for clearing that up, I thought we were invisable :rolleyes: , now go away. So can we focus on the list, and not compare it to others, for reasons of being biased.

Chups
02-21-2005, 04:55 PM
Thanks for clearing that up, I thought we were invisable :rolleyes: , now go away. So can we focus on the list, and not compare it to others, for reasons of being biased.


Good post.

morancito
02-21-2005, 05:10 PM
the only person on that list that is good is tito

Cotto is good but he has a long way to go

puerto rico hasnt had tha best fighters of all time

If you really believe that then you're definately not too knowledgeable. Or you probably became a boxing fan like 5 years ago.

Crouching Tiger
02-21-2005, 05:25 PM
If you really believe that then you're definately not too knowledgeable. Or you probably became a boxing fan like 5 years ago.


I agree. Looks like he doesn't know who Ortiz, Benitez, Gomez, Camacho and Rosario were in their time.

Really, let's give it to these Puerto Rican guys. They were among the best and the greatest in boxing history.

oldgringo
02-22-2005, 01:31 AM
the only person on that list that is good is tito

Cotto is good but he has a long way to go

puerto rico hasnt had tha best fighters of all time


You're a joke.

THRILLAinmanila
02-22-2005, 01:34 AM
1. Benitez
2. Gomez
3. Camacho

Trinidad hasn't earned a top 3 billing (yet)

IwatchBoxing
02-22-2005, 01:45 AM
Wilfred "El Radar" Benitez www.wilfredbenitez.com
He lost his second defense match for the 147-pound division title by knockout in the 15th round to Olympic gold medal winner "Sugar" Ray Leonard on November 30, 1979 in Las Vegas, NV. On May 23, 1981 he knocked out Maurice Hope in 12 rounds in Las Vegas, NV to win the WBC title. He became the first Spanish-speaking boxer to win (3) world titles in three different weight classes. He defended the same title against Roberto "Mano de Piedra" in a fight known as " War of Pride" on January 30, 1982. Benitez put on another elegant display of skill and defeated Panamanian Roberto Duran in a title match. Later Duran refused to entertain the notion of rematch with Benitez.On December 3, 1982 he lost by decision in 15 rounds in a bout for the super welterweight title against Thomas "Hit-Man" Hearns, a hotly disputed match that showed that when it came to dodging punches, Benitez stood alone.
He sounds really good, 3 All-Time greats while moving up, beat one last 15 RD's with two.

The Phantom Menace
02-22-2005, 02:20 AM
Gomez should be number one on that list. His resume is very impressive.

IwatchBoxing
02-22-2005, 02:26 AM
Gomez should be number one on that list. His resume is very impressive.
WILFREDO "BAZOOKA" GOMEZ
Record: 44 wins (42 knockouts), 3 losses, 1 draw
The legendary Wilfredo Gomez of Puerto Rico with the big punch won the Super Bantamweight title in 1977. And successfully defended it an amazing 17 times! ! All by knockout! He is generally considered the greatest fighter in the history of the division. IN 1981 he moved up in weight to challenge the great Salvador Sanchez for the featherweight title in a historic contest that has been called "The Battle of the Little Giants" in an heroic effort he was stopped in eight rounds. Many boxing experts call this bout one of the greatest of all time. Nicknames "Bazooka" for his big punch it was never more evident that when he defeated a game Lupe Pintor in Houston in 1982 which saw both men fight it out toe to toe over a grueling 14 rounds. In an era that saw many great champions this "Little Giant" made his mark as one of the greatest ever in the lighter weight division.

THRILLAinmanila
02-22-2005, 02:44 AM
WILFREDO "BAZOOKA" GOMEZ
Record: 44 wins (42 knockouts), 3 losses, 1 draw
The legendary Wilfredo Gomez of Puerto Rico with the big punch won the Super Bantamweight title in 1977. And successfully defended it an amazing 17 times! ! All by knockout! He is generally considered the greatest fighter in the history of the division. IN 1981 he moved up in weight to challenge the great Salvador Sanchez for the featherweight title in a historic contest that has been called "The Battle of the Little Giants" in an heroic effort he was stopped in eight rounds. Many boxing experts call this bout one of the greatest of all time. Nicknames "Bazooka" for his big punch it was never more evident that when he defeated a game Lupe Pintor in Houston in 1982 which saw both men fight it out toe to toe over a grueling 14 rounds. In an era that saw many great champions this "Little Giant" made his mark as one of the greatest ever in the lighter weight division.


42 out of 44, wow that has to be the most amazing KO percentage I have yet seen .....

IwatchBoxing
02-22-2005, 02:52 AM
Carlos Ortiz dominated the lightweight division in the mid and late 60’s. He was extremely strong and powerful for his weight. He was also more clever then ever given credit for. He was a solid puncher with a sturdy chin. Only the vastly talented Ismael Laguna was able to give Carlos problems at his peak


Then you have Esteban DeJesus. If there was ever a fighter who fought at the wrong time it was Esteban. If only Roberto Duran had not been around... DeJesus beat Duran in their first bout, a non-title affair. Roberto then came back to twice halt Esteban in championship encounters. In between all that Esteban a the W.B.C. version of the title by whipping Guts Suzuki. This is not a feat that should taken lightly. Suzuki had held his own with Laguna and Duran. He twice kayoed the respected Rodolfo Gonzalez. He won against tough Tury “ The Fury “ Pineda and defeated future Hall Of Famer Ken Buchanan. By defeating Suzuki, DeJesus proved he was the top challenger for Roberto’s undisputed claim. History tells us that Roberto won their rubber match and moved on into boxing legend. Esteban would slowly fade from the scene.

Shaolin Bushido
02-22-2005, 03:19 AM
By The Boxing Times Staff

#1. Felix "Tito" Trinidad (42-1, 35 KO's) Cupey Alto, Puerto Rico (1990-2004). Future Hall of Famer and former IBF welterweight, WBA junior middleweight and WBA middleweight champion. Devastating puncher with wicked left hook. Won first world championship at 20, when he KO'd Maurice Blocker in two-rounds, in 1993. Holds victories over, Hector Camacho, Yori Boy Campas, Pernell Whitaker, Oscar De La Hoya, Fernando Vargas, William Joppy and Ricardo Mayorga.

#2. Wilfredo "El Radar" Benitez (53-8-1, 31 KO's) San Juan, Puerto Rico (1973-1990). Benitez became the youngest fighter to win a world title at the age of 17, when he defeated Antonio Cervantes, to capture the WBA junior welterweight crown in 1976. Tremendous boxer-puncher and Hall of Famer, who went on to win the WBA welterweight and junior middleweight titles. Victories over Bruce Curry, Carlos Palomino, Randy Shields and Roberto Duran. Stayed too long at the party.

#3. Wilfredo "Bazooka" Gomez (44-3-1, 42 KO's) Las Monjas, Puerto Rico (1974-1989). A weapon from 122 to130 pounds. Devastating puncher and crowd pleaser. First captured the WBA super bantamweight crown with a 12 rd. TKO of Dong-Kyun Yum, in 1977 and successfully defended his title 13 times. Gomez later recaptured the WBA belt with a 6th rd. TKO over Juan Meza, then won the WBA featherweight belt and WBA super featherweight crowns. Holds wins over Carlos Zarate, Ruben Valdez, Derrik Holmes, Juan Antonio Lopez, Robert Rubaldino, Lupe Pintor, Juan LaPorte and Rocky Lockridge.

#4. Carlos Ortiz (60-7-1, 29 KO's) Ponce, Puerto Rico (1955-1972). Outstanding junior lightweight and WBC & WBA lightweight champion. Hall of Famer and class act of the 135-pound division. An excellent boxer/puncher throughout the 1950 and 1960's. Holds wins over Kenny Lane, Battling Torres, Joe Brown, Doug Valiant, Flash Elorde, Ishmael Laguna, and Sugar Ramos.

#5. Edwin "El Chappo" Rosario (47 -6, 41 KO's) Toa Baja, Puerto Rico (1979-1997. Talented slugger and three time world champion; WBC and WBA lightweight titleholder, WBA junior welterweight king. Captured the vacant WBC 135-pound crown with win over Jose Luis Ramirez, lost crown in 1984 "Fight of the Year" to Ramirez 19 months later. Recaptured title with brutal 2nd rd. KO of Livingston Bramble. His outstanding record shows wins over Edwin Viruet, Howard Davis Jr., Frankie Randall, Anthony Jones, and a stunning third round TKO over WBA 140-pound champion Loreto Garza, after dropping the titleholder twice in the 1st and twice in the 3rd.

#6. Sammy "El Torbellino" Serrano (52-4-1, 17 KO's) Toa Alto, Puerto Rico (1969-1997. Classic boxer mover, who could sting you with either hand. Captured the WBA super featherweight belt by outpointing Ben Vilaflor, in 1976 and defended the belt 10 times. Won the same title back by outpointing Yasutsune Uehara and defended it two more times. Holds wins over Apollo Yoshio, Young-Ho Oh, Julio Valdez, Nkosana "Happy Boy" Mgxaji, Battlehawk Kazama and Benedicto Vilablanca.

#7. Jose "Chegui" Torres (41-3-1, 29 KO's) Playa Ponce, Puerto Rico (1958-1969). Former outstanding middleweight who moved up to 175 and captured the WBA & WBC light heavyweight belts by scoring a ninth round TKO over Willie Pastrano, in 1965. A Hall of Famer, who defended his titles three times, Torres remains one of boxing's most elegant spokesmen. Wins over Jose Gonzalez, Gomeo Brennan, Carl "Bobo" Olson, Wayne Thorton, Eddie Cotton and Chic Calderwood.

#8. Estaban De Jesus (57-5, 32 KO's) Carolina, Puerto Rico (1969-1980). Gifted boxer puncher, who was the first man to defeat Roberto Duran. Captured the WBC lightweight title by scoring a 15-rd. win over Guts Ishimatsu, in 1976. Defended title three times and holds lifetime wins over Duran, Ray Lampkin, Johnny Gant, Hector Julio Medina, Buzzsaw Yamabe, Vincente Saldivar and Edwin Viruet.

#9. John John Molina (52-7, 33 KO's) Fajardo, Puerto Rico (1986-2001). Former three-time world champion. Captured the vacant WBO super featherweight belt by scoring a 12-rd. win over Juan LaPorte, in 1989. Six months later, Molina won the IBF 130-pound crown by scoring a 10th rd. TKO over Tony "Tiger" Lopez. Molina holds victories over Lupe Suarez, Jackie Gunguluza, Fernando Caicedo, Francisco Segura, Manuel Medina, Bernard Taylor and Goyo Vargas.

#10. Wilfredo "Pride of Puerto Rico" Vazquez (56-9-2, 41 KO's) Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico (1981-2002). Explosive fighter and holder of three different world championships in three different divisions. Former WBA bantamweight, WBA super bantamweight and WBA featherweight titleholder. Captured his first world title by scoring a 10th rd. TKO over Chan-Yong Park in 1987. Vazquez went on to win the WBA 122-pound crown with a 3rd rd. TKO over Raul Perez in 1992, and the WBA featherweight title by scoring a 11th rd. TKO over Eloy Rojas. Holds victories over Juan Carazo, Thierry Jacob, Luis Enrique Mendoza, Hiroaki Yokota, Yuichi Kasai, Jae-Won Choi, Bernardo Manuel Mendoza, Yuji Watanabe, Roque Cassiani and Genaro Rios.

#11. Alfredo "El Salsero" Escalera (53-14-3, 31 KO's) Carolina, Puerto Rico (1970-1983). Tremendous boxer, puncher, performer, who won the WBA super featherweight title by scoring a second round KO over Kuniaki Shibata in 1975. Escalera would go on to defend his crown nine times. "El Salsero" holds victories over Frankie Otero, Svein Erik Paulsen, Buzzsaw Yambe, Ray Luny III, Tyrone Everett, Ronnie McGarvey, Carlos Becerril and Sigfredo Rodriguez.

#12 Hector Camacho (78-5-2, 38 KO's) Bayamón, Puerto Rico (1980-2004)-Captured the vacant WBC Super Featherweight Title, when he KO'd Rafael "Bazooka" Limon at 2:52 of the fifth round, in 1983, then in 1985, he won the WBC lightweight crown, by scoring a 12 rd. unanimous decision over Jose Luis Ramirez. In 1989, Camacho would go on to claim the vacant WBO junior welterweight belt by scoring a 12 rd. split decision over Ray Mancini. Camacho won 39 straight fights until he was upset by Greg Haugen and lost a 12 round split decision. In that bout, Camacho had a point deducted at the start of the final round because he hit his opponent rather than shake hands. Camacho would go on to win a variety of fringe titles and keep fighting for a number of years. Camacho holds win over, Edwin Rosario, Cornelius Boza-Edwards, Howard Davis, Jr., Vinny Pazienza, Tony Baltazar, Greg Haugen, Luis Maysonet, Gary Kirkland, Sugar Ray Leonard, Tony Menefee, and Roberto Duran.

#13. Miguel Cotto (22-0, 18 KO's) Caguas, Puerto Rico (2001-2004). Tremendously talented and gifted 24-year-old junior welterweight, Cotto won the vacant WBO 140-pound belt by scoring a scalding 6th rd. TKO over Kelson Pinto. Cotto has a lethal left hook to the head and body that can crack marble. Pinto was down in the 2nd, 5th, and 6th. If he stays healthy and continues to focus on his craft, Cotto has the ability to be remembered as among the very best Puerto Rican boxers. Holds wins over, Justin Juuko, Cesar Bazan, Joel Perez, Demetrio Ceballos, Victor Sosa, Lovemore N'Dou and Randall Bailey.

#14. Pedro Montanez (81-7-5, 50 KO's) Cayey, Puerto Rico (1931-1940). Although Montanez never won a world championship he had a great career as a lightweight, jr. welter and welterweight contender throughout the 1930's. Lost a majority 15 rd. dec. to Lou Ambers for the 135-pound title in 1937 & TKO'd in 9 by Henry Armstrong for the welterweight crown in 1940. Holds wins over Lou Ambers, Red Cochrane, Lew Massey, Jackie "Kid" Berg, Young Peter Jackson, lost controversial decision to Davey Day on cuts in Madison Square Garden.

#15. Juan La Porte (40-17, 22 KO's) Guaymas, Puerto Rico (1977-1999). The former WBC featherweight champion is best remembered as an outstanding competitor who always gave his best when he climbed inside the ropes. LaPorte captured the WBC 126-pound belt by scoring a 10th rd. TKO over Mario Miranda, in 1982. LaPorte would defend the title two more times but remain for a number of years, as one of the top contenders from 130-to-140-pounds. LaPorte holds wins over Rocky Lockridge, Ruben Castillo, Johnny De La Rosa, Vinnie Costello, Lupe Miranda and Marco Antonio Lizarraga.Please man; how the hell has Cotto slipped in there and he's just getting to the real competition? Those other guys faced competition out of this world and each of them was just as good looking when they were under 25 fights, fighting the less than stellar competition.

He may pan out to be an all timer but now? That remains to be seen.

IwatchBoxing
02-22-2005, 04:32 AM
Please man; how the hell has Cotto slipped in there and he's just getting to the real competition? Those other guys faced competition out of this world and each of them was just as good looking when they were under 25 fights, fighting the less than stellar competition.

He may pan out to be an all timer but now? That remains to be seen.Thats a long quote :D

Yeah Cotto doesnt belong on the all-time list yet, its too early to have him their he just got his first belt, and I bet they looked good fighting the good avabile competition for the time :cool:

borikua
02-22-2005, 04:42 PM
Agreed...Cotto shouldn't be there yet..

1. Gomez
2. Trinidad
3. Benitez

IwatchBoxing
02-22-2005, 05:06 PM
50 Puerto Rican World Champions
1.Sixto 'El Gallito' Escobar
2.Carlos Ortiz
3.José L. 'Chegui' Torres
4.Angel 'Cholo' Espada
5.Alfredo 'El Salsero' Escalera
6.Wilfredo 'El Radar' Benitez
7.Esteban 'Vita' De Jesus
8.Samuel 'Torbellino' Serrano
9.Wilfredo 'Bazooka' Gomez
10.Julian Solis
11.Carlos 'Sugar' De Leon
12.Osvaldo 'Jaws' Ocasio
13.Juan Laporte
14.Edwin 'Chapo' Rosario
15.Hector 'Macho' Camacho
16.Mark Medal
17.Harry Arroyo
18.Victor 'Luvi' Callejas
19.Carlos Santos
20.Antonio 'Toñito' Rivera
21.Wilfredo 'Wi' Vazquez
22.Félix Camacho
23.Jose 'Cheito' Ruiz
24.Jose 'Caguitas' De Jesus
25.Juan 'John, John' Molina

IwatchBoxing
02-22-2005, 05:07 PM
26.Orlando 'Cholo' Fernandez
27.Juan Nazario
28.Santos 'Chino' Cardona
29.Josue 'Dickie' Camacho
30.Daniel 'Popeye' Garcia
31.Rafael Del Valle
32.Daniel 'La Cobra' Jimenez
33.Felix 'Tito' Trinidad
34.Alexander 'El nene' Sanchez
35.Jake ' Snake' Rodriguez
36.Samuel 'Mangani' Fuentes
37.Angel Manfredy
38.Lou Del Valle
39.Angel 'Changuita' Almena
40.Daniel Santos
41.Eric 'Manitas de Acero' Morel
42.John 'Quiet Men' Ruiz
43.Frank Toledo
44.Nelson Dieppa
45.Alexander Trujillo
46.Angel "La Avispa" Chacon
47.Ivan "Iron Boy" Calderon
48.Jose Antonio "El Gallo" Rivera
49.Manuel Alejandro Siaca
50.Miguel Cotto

Tha Greatest
02-22-2005, 05:09 PM
top 50 is sorta a discgrace if john ruiz is on it

IwatchBoxing
02-22-2005, 05:14 PM
top 50 is sorta a discgrace if john ruiz is on itWell he is on there (at first I thought he wasnt), he belongs there, this isnt a popularty contest, or High school.

oldgringo
02-22-2005, 05:21 PM
Agreed...Cotto shouldn't be there yet..

1. Gomez
2. Trinidad
3. Benitez


You avatar should be changed around...the wording in the poster I mean. It should say, "Cotto's youthful skill against Corley's veteran will." I think that'd sound better. Nice though.

borikua
02-22-2005, 05:35 PM
You avatar should be changed around...the wording in the poster I mean. It should say, "Cotto's youthful skill against Corley's veteran will." I think that'd sound better. Nice though.

ya I notice that they also have it like a Jr. Middleweight fight...I got it from boxingseries.com

+= El Jefe=+
02-22-2005, 05:44 PM
33.Felix 'Tito' Trinidad


How is Tito all the way down #33?

IwatchBoxing
02-22-2005, 05:54 PM
How is Tito all the way down #33?Its just a list, I found at, there is no order to it.

http://www.tainobox.com/fighters/
http://www.tainobox.com/ Up to date, link.

That's the order they became champs...
Oh kool

borikua
02-22-2005, 05:58 PM
Its just a list, I found at, there is no order to it.

http://www.tainobox.com/fighters/

That's the order they became champs...

bigdlb12
02-22-2005, 06:05 PM
you shouls make the list down to 5

+= El Jefe=+
02-22-2005, 06:09 PM
Its just a list, I found at, there is no order to it.

http://www.tainobox.com/fighters/
http://www.tainobox.com/ Up to date, link.


Oh kool

yeah i was about to say
im not puerto rican
but come on Tito
is like Puerto Rico's favorite son.

right?

Sir_Jose
02-22-2005, 06:09 PM
ya I notice that they also have it like a Jr. Middleweight fight...I got it from boxingseries.com


It says Jr Middleweight because thats the weight Cotto will come in at.

He's best 154lb jr Welterweight ever!!!

Crouching Tiger
02-22-2005, 06:10 PM
That's the order they became champs...

Right. It's chronological, Escobar and Ortiz being the earliest and Cotto being the last.

IwatchBoxing
02-22-2005, 06:21 PM
yeah i was about to say
im not puerto rican
but come on Tito
is like Puerto Rico's favorite son.

right?Maybe Puerto Ricos favorite boxer, but favorite son? Alittle too far, I would think :cool: .

+= El Jefe=+
02-22-2005, 06:22 PM
Maybe Puerto Ricos favorite boxer, but favorite son? Alittle too far, I would think :cool: .
come on
you know what i mean.

what other boxer has generated soo much hype
in the puerto rican popultation
trought his carrer

Soko
02-22-2005, 06:48 PM
[QUOTE=IwatchBoxing]Maybe Puerto Ricos favorite boxer, but favorite son? Alittle too far, I would think :cool: .[/QUOTE


I Watch Boxing is a little *****.. He told on me and started to cry because I made a few PR jokes. He got my thread removed yesterday WWAAHHH!!!.. No wonder why the PRs here in NY always get their asses kicked by the Mexicans and Italians.. They always are loud mouthed and start shhtt , then they are forced to lean back!!

IwatchBoxing
02-22-2005, 06:54 PM
[QUOTE=IwatchBoxing]Maybe Puerto Ricos favorite boxer, but favorite son? Alittle too far, I would think :cool: .[/QUOTE


I Watch Boxing is a little *****.. He told on me and started to cry because I made a few PR jokes. He got my thread removed yesterday WWAAHHH!!!.. No wonder why the PRs here in NY always get their asses kicked by the Mexicans and Italians.. They always are loud mouthed and start shhtt , then they are forced to lean back!!Stop following me around Eyeh8you, stop wasting your time, your suppose to stand up for yourself in real life, not on the internet :bottle:, take youre vendetta somewhere esle punk, and it was deleted cause your an idiot.
come on
you know what i mean.what other boxer has generated soo much hype in the puerto rican popultation trought his carrer
I'm new to boxing, I dont really know any other popular boxer, Puerto Rico had that was so good as Trinidad.

bigdlb12
02-23-2005, 02:57 PM
Com 'on guys, no bashing on the latinos

1SILVA
10-25-2008, 09:38 PM
This is the definitive list according to me as of 10/25/08"
1. Carlos Ortiz
2. Felix Trinidad
3. Wilfredo Gomez
4. Jose Torres
5. Wilfred Benitez
6. Miguel Cotto
7. Samuel Serrano
8. Juan Manuel Lopez(He will be number one after it is all said and done)
9. Hector Camacho(before 1986 he was on his way, cocaine kod him)
10. Edwin Rosario
11. Alfredo Escalera
12. Juan Laporte
13. Carlos Deleon
14. Lou Del Valle
15. Ossie Ocasio

IwatchBoxing
10-25-2008, 09:42 PM
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plug for my video of the best Rican fighters, and the rest that should be mentioned are

Carlos De Leon
Hector Camacho
Juan Laporte
Fres Oquendo
John Ruiz
Esteban De Jesus
Alfredo Escalera
John John Molina

C.Y.
10-25-2008, 10:16 PM
This is the definitive list according to me as of 10/25/08"
1. Carlos Ortiz
2. Felix Trinidad
3. Wilfredo Gomez
4. Jose Torres
5. Wilfred Benitez
6. Miguel Cotto
7. Samuel Serrano
8. Juan Manuel Lopez(He will be number one after it is all said and done)
9. Hector Camacho(before 1986 he was on his way, cocaine kod him)
10. Edwin Rosario
11. Alfredo Escalera
12. Juan Laporte
13. Carlos Deleon
14. Lou Del Valle
15. Ossie Ocasio

u got miguel cotto at number 6 ahead of hector camacho? serious? i think cotto needs to do a little bit more to surpass hector

IwatchBoxing
10-25-2008, 10:18 PM
u got miguel cotto at number 6 ahead of hector camacho? serious? i think cotto needs to do a little bit more to surpass hector

Cotto doesnt even belong on there, ever heard of Jose Basora, he drew with Sugar Ray Robinson and beat Jake La Motta twice

Mr. Fantastic
10-25-2008, 10:53 PM
Wilfredo Gomez is one bad MF!!

JAB5239
10-25-2008, 10:54 PM
Cotto doesnt even belong on there, ever heard of Jose Basora, he drew with Sugar Ray Robinson and beat Jake La Motta twice

I had never heard of him before, but he fought a lot of excellent fighters from his day. Have you ever seen him fight?

IwatchBoxing
10-25-2008, 11:10 PM
I had never heard of him before, but he fought a lot of excellent fighters from his day. Have you ever seen him fight?

Sadly none of his fights were video taped but they have a picture of when he was ko'ed by robinso in record time, at that time