If your including North America then one of the most famous and also one of the "Tuffest" men in boxing was Gaspar "El Indio" Ortega!!! Gaspar fought at WW and at one time had more televised bouts than anyone.
A true inside fighter and never say die attitude made him a fan favorite for many many years!! He had wars with Stan Harrington and fought all of the top ten fighters of his era. He was never given a shot when he was in his prime at WW yet was a contender for 10 years!! He was trained by the same trainer and handled by the same management and is a loyal person to a fault! His son Mike is a welknown ref now a days and is on demand for bouts all over the world now! Gaspar is a friend of my families and was always there when I needed his help. A true competitor who was always in shape and willing to win. Still lives in New Haven Ct. my hometown and works with kids teaching boxing and looking just as he did 55 years ago! A trim 155 walking around weight and a ready 147 in a few days time!! Hola! El Indio!! Ray.