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IwatchBoxing
09-16-2005, 12:53 AM
1.Wilfred Benitez - One of the most naturaly skilld boxers ever.
2.Carlos Ortiz-Old school Lightweight, top five.
3.Felix Trinidad-Top five Welters
4.Gomez-Best 122 pounder
5.Jose Torres- 1958-1969, WBC Light Heavyweight Title
WBA Light Heavyweight Title defended like five times, loss two fights to Dick Tiger, 41-(29KO)-L3-1D
6.Sixto Escobar-1st PR champion, 1930-1940, 39(19KO)-L22-D3
7.Carlos DeLeon- 1974-1995, 52(32KO)-L8-D1, 1st Curiser to win belt 2 times (he did it 4), defended belt like 12 times (not counting losses)
8.Esteban DeJesus- Beat Duran, 57(32KO)-5L, great Lightweight.
9.Hector Camacho- Great skill, beat Rafael Limon,Jose Luis Ramirez,Edwin Rosario. 1980-2005, lost to Chavez in his 12th pro year, than Trinidad, DLH, and beat Duran/SRL. 79(38KO)-L5-D2
10.Fres Oquendo-Really beat Bryd/John Ruiz-41(28KO)-D1, defended belt 6 times sucessfuly (1st Latino Hvy champs!)
Honorable mentions- Juan Laporte (beat Chavez), Cocoa Kid, Ossie Oscasio, Lou Del Valle ect... (not final, let me know,bored)

+= El Jefe=+
09-16-2005, 12:57 AM
1.Wilfred Benitez - One of the most naturaly skilld boxers ever.
2.Carlos Ortiz-Old school Lightweight, top five.
3.Felix Trinidad-Top five Welters
4.Gomez-Best 122 pounder
5.Jose Torres- 1958-1969, WBC Light Heavyweight Title
WBA Light Heavyweight Title defended like five times, loss two fights to Dick Tiger, 41-(29KO)-L3-1D
6.Sixto Escobar-1st PR champion, 1930-1940, 39(19KO)-L22-D3
7.Carlos DeLeon- 1974-1995, 52(32KO)-L8-D1, 1st Curiser to win belt 2 times (he did it 4), defended belt like 12 times (not counting losses)
8.Esteban DeJesus- Beat Duran, 57(32KO)-5L, great Lightweight.
9.Hector Camacho- Great skill, beat Rafael Limon,Jose Luis Ramirez,Edwin Rosario. 1980-2005, lost to Chavez in his 12th pro year, than Trinidad, DLH, and beat Duran/SRL. 79(38KO)-L5-D2
10.Fres Oquendo-Really beat Bryd/John Ruiz-41(28KO)-D1, defended belt 6 times sucessfuly (1st Latino Hvy champs!)
Honorable mentions- Juan Laporte (beat Chavez), Cocoa Kid, Ossie Oscasio, Lou Del Valle ect... (not final, let me know,bored)
no Rosario in it???
where do you rank him then??

IwatchBoxing
09-16-2005, 01:04 AM
no Rosario in it???
where do you rank him then??In the honorable mentions :confused: .....why, what so great about him?

P.S. I should switch Torres with Escobar...

Yogi
09-16-2005, 03:21 AM
To name one, Jose Basora might be somebody to read up on and consider for that list, Iwatch, seeing as he beat Jake LaMotta, Fritzie Zivc, Holman Williams, and other contenders throughout his career...along with holding Sugar Ray Robinson to a draw in one of their fights.

IwatchBoxing
09-16-2005, 06:53 PM
To name one, Jose Basora might be somebody to read up on and consider for that list, Iwatch, seeing as he beat Jake LaMotta, Fritzie Zivc, Holman Williams, and other contenders throughout his career...along with holding Sugar Ray Robinson to a draw in one of their fights.
He sounds pretty good, where do you think he should be placed?

IwatchBoxing
09-17-2005, 03:48 PM
Jose Basora, 76 (43KOs)-L20-D8 total 104
1939-1952

Jake LaMotta 1D, 1W, 1L, 1LKO9

Sugar Ray Robinson 1D,1L (Basora's strong finish left some of the crowd feeling he deserved the verdict.), than at the end of his career, Ray KO'd him in 1 (Jose was down 4 times-The Basora rematch set a record that would stand for a very long time: It was the fastest knockout ever in a world title fight, lasting only 50 seconds. That record stood for 38 years.)

Never holded a belt tho, other than
Middleweight Championship of the Antilles
http://boxrec.com/boxer_display.php?boxer_id=010327

Esteban DeJesus or Hector Camacho for him?