There was a time where the Lower weight Divisions was dominated mainly by Mexicans. The toe to toe, No retreat, No surrender Latino trademark excites fans.
Well there are so many Mexican Legends and it's a hard to rank them according to their Achievements and Greatness but Somehow I came up with my List.
1) Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. 107-6-2 86KO's
"JC Superstar" held world titles at 130, 135 and 140lbs Division, Probably the Most Charismatic and Favorite son of Mexico. He has wins over Boxing Greats Hector Camacho, Tony Lopez, Mario Martinez and Roger Mayweather, Although Chavez's Early career lacks Competition, Almost Always fought against third grade opposition, He makes up for it by winning in bundles.
2) Salvador Sanchez 44-1-1 32KO's
Sanchez may well have gone to become Mexico's best fighter but his untimely death at a very young age and at the peak of his career prevented that from happening, He knocked out Danny Lopez and claimed the Featherweight world title, at the time of his death there were talks of him fighting the great Alexis Arguello.
3) Marco Antonio Barrera 64-6-0 43KO's
Included in ESPN's 50 Greatest fighters of all time, the Baby-Faced Assassin has fought the very best in his era, Manny Pacquaio, Naseem Hamed, Johnny Tapia, Paulie Ayala and the unforgettable trilogy with Erik Morales. Win or Lose he always was the People's Champion, Last November Barrera came out of retirement for one main goal, to become Mexico's First four Division world champion.
4) Ricardo Lopez 51-0-1 38KO's
El finito, The Little Fine one was my favorite Latino, Held world titles at Minimum weight and Light Flyweight Division. He also holds the record for most consecutive title bouts without a loss at twenty-six title and Become the third champion to retire undefeated.
5) Erik Morales 48-6-0 34KO's
The arch nemesis of Barrera, Morales made a name for himself fighting and winning against the Best. The only asterisk in the career of Morales is his consecutive losses that forced him to retire, perhaps the war he had with Boxing Greats, Pacquiao, Barrera, Ayala, Jesus Chavez and Carlos Hernandez really wear him down, Nonetheless, the three Division world champion in his prime is one of the best.
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