WebNow looking through all 100 of the boxers Ring Magazine named and ranked would leave us, and you as the reader, here all day, so instead, wee decided to look into their top 30. Toney had wins over former titlists like Steve Little and Adolpho Washington after they exited the rankings and suffered four losses after his final exit from the rankings. Hernandez would go on to be ranked, and win a belt, in the 130-pound class in the years after that fight. Antonio Tarver. He also avenged pre-war losses to Jimmy Bivins and Lloyd Marshall multiple times apiece while winning all three battles with Archie Moore. This list was no exception. A missing win in the initial tabulation for former lightweight champion Ken Buchanan was also identified and incorporated, pushing Buchanan into the top 100. 1 contenders at welterweight (Harry Dublinsky, McLarnin). The technical storage or access is strictly necessary for the legitimate purpose of enabling the use of a specific service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, or for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network. Scoring results key: Most of the fighters listed in the Scoring Results section were in The Rings ratings at the time the examined ranked fighters of this feature faced them. Losses worked in reverse. A loss to the champion was a one-point deduction sliding to 11 for a loss to the No. Stuhley was unranked before either contest but had been ranked at middleweight earlier in 1936 and occasionally since 1932. The solution was to include all results from 1924 in evaluating 1925 and then applying six-month increments with spare exception near mid-year dates until the debut of monthly rankings; i.e. The NBA recognized the title change when Canzoneri stopped Jackie Kid Berg in three in 1931 with both Bergs junior welterweight crown and Canzoneris lightweight crown billed as at stake. McCallum was ranked number one at middleweight prior to the Toney rematch and again at light heavyweight prior to losing the WBC title to Fabrice Tiozzo. The change to Lynch pushed him out of the top 100 for wins against ranked opponents, leaving Jack Sharkey as the cut off for group one. Missing Quality: Charles is lauded by many, including biographer William Dettloff while writing for The Ring, as the greatest light heavyweight of all time. Moore had slipped from the middleweight top 10 after a knockout loss to Eddie Booker. Andrew Eisele is a boxing writer who has covered the sport for Time, Inc. WebThe Ring enlisted the services of various historians and writers, including Farhood, 1 contender at heavyweight from the July 1955-January 1957 issues, though boxings highest honor eluded him. The technical storage or access is necessary for the legitimate purpose of storing preferences that are not requested by the subscriber or user. DeGrasse, before and after the loss to Salica, could occasionally be found near the bottom of the featherweight top ten. Eight of the nine title defenses in Alis first reign, including a rematch knockout of Liston, stoppage of former two-time champion Floyd Patterson and reunification win against WBA titlist Ernie Terrell, were against Ring-ranked contenders. Missing Quality: Lesnevich posted wins in 1936 and 37 over Young Stuhley. Lulu Constantino UD 10 (6+) 135 09/44], Jimmy McAllister D 10 (UR) 126 01/46, Humberto Sierra UD 10 (8) 126 09/47, Humberto Sierra TKO 10 (1) 126 04/48, Sandy Saddler KO by 4* (1) 126 12/48, Sandy Saddler RTD by 8* (1) 126 10/50, Corky Gonzales UD 10 (10) 126 10/51, Sandy Saddler RTD by 9 (C) 126 11/51, Tommy Collins TKO by 6 (10) 126 08/52, Hogan Bassey TKO by 9 (C) 126 11/58, First Ring Ranking: #10 Jr. Lightweight (July 1998), Last Ring Ranking: Welterweight Champion (December 2015), Record vs. Ring-rated Opponents: 23-0 (8 KOs), Ring Magazine Championships: Lightweight (2002-04), Welterweight (2006-08, 13-15), Jr. Middleweight (2013-15). For the 1925 rankings, and the period when Ring didnt recognize single champions from 1989 to 2001, only 10 fighters per weight class were ranked. Remarkably, after more than three years of political exclusion from the game, Ali skipped tune-ups and defeated two prominent contenders to set up his first of three fights with Joe Frazier. A 1956 silver medalist at light middleweight for the United States, Torres fought most of his first six years at middleweight, peaking at a number six ranking. Join our newsletter to get info about latest events and deals! Alis last win would come in avenging a stunning upset loss to Leon Spinks, retiring as champion before an ill-fated comeback. The first example from the Sugar Ray Robinson section: Opponents name and fight result (Ring ranking at the time of the bout) weight class cover date. 8. McCallum is in the conversation for the greatest Jr. middleweight in the divisions history. 1 contender or next highest-rated contender after a division-leading Mayweather. Charles also posted an early career win over Teddy Yarosz just one month after Yarosz exited the Ring rankings for the last time. To be the best, you have to beat the best. 1 in all but one issue from cover dates January 1942 to March 1944. Replace Marvin Hagler with Benitez and one still has a four-man, nine-fight series which included a near flawless masterpiece of skill in Benitezs lopsided decision over Duran. Missing Quality: Richie Woodhall fell out of the top ten just a few months before a loss to Calzaghe in 2000 but had been a titlist in the class just two fights prior. It references the cover story to the February 2022 issue of The Ring, which celebrated the magazines 100 years of publication. Whitaker retired in 2001 with a record of 40-4-1-1 with 17 knockouts. As an amateur, he made a name for himself by going 86-0 before turning pro in 1940. Digging into pro boxing in 1998, Ann boasts one of the most successful He turned pro that same year, winning his first 19 matches and capturing the world heavyweight title in 1964. Louis reached No. Robinson went on to win his first 40 matches. A native of Panama, Duran is considered to be the best lightweight fighter in modern boxing history. Those were treated as that months rankings and, if needed, were reordered as champion and top 10 to maintain consistency. The Cincinnati Cobra competed with the elite from middleweight to heavyweight for the better part of a decade without a title shot. Former champion Joey Archibald received his final Ring ranking, at No. WebHeavyweight Ring career: 1947-56 Record: 49-0 (43 KOs) Career notes: Only Assuming that would have crowned a king, the straight line from there would have ended at Mayweather-Hernandez. A force from bantamweight to lightweight with big wins against welterweights to go with it, Canzoneri spent more than a decade in the rankings. He would enter the top 10 of his signature weight class in the March 1945 issue and have several stints as the top contender in all but one issue from August 1945-July 1946; the June-August 1949 issues; and then for all but two issues from April 1950 to his victory over Maxim for the title as recognized in the February 1953 issue. Benitez was unranked when he defeated Antonio Cervantes for his first title, spending his entire tenure in The Rings rankings at Jr. welterweight as champion. Jack Johnson. A consistent factor at welterweight and middleweight from the early 1960s to the mid-1970s, Griffith won five world championships against a bevy of tough competition. Canzoneri was the No. Your destination for the best boxing news, videos and live streams! All fighters who finished in the top 100 of each scoring category were included in the first grouping. Bivins just missed being another contender on the ledger for Louis here. Consenting to these technologies will allow us to process data such as browsing behavior or unique IDs on this site. Benitez deserves remembrance as the fifth king. History could have played differently for both with just a few rounds of difference. Charles was The Rings leading light heavyweight contender for all but two issues from August 1946 to October 1948 without ever receiving a title shot. Floyd Mayweather Jr. on the cover of the April 1999 issue of The Ring. Was anything from 30 to 40 out of the question? Mayweather was nearly untouchable in the class. The junior middleweight division today is a 60-year stalwart of the game, but in the 1960s it was a new concept with which Griffith lightly flirted. Some other small corrections have been made to results and summaries but they didnt change the final results. Ali was Rings 1963 (as Cassius Clay), 1966 (retroactively), 1972 (with Carlos Monzon), 1974, 1975 and 1978 Fighter of the Year. ROCKY MARCIANO In a career that lasted 8 years from 1947 to 1955, Marciano left quite a mark on boxing history. Sugar Ray Robinson set the bar by which all other modern boxers are judged. He was 3-0 against ranked junior middleweights, including handing Canelo Alvarez his first and to date only loss. The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for statistical purposes. Ali returned to fighting in 1971 and won the heavyweight title twice more before retiring in 1981 with a record of 56-5 and 37 knockouts. From February 1946 to losing the heavyweight title to Jersey Joe Walcott in July 1951, Charles went 39-1 overall with a 20-1 mark against opponents ranked at light heavyweight and heavyweight. Pep, who went pro in 1940, fought in an era when matches were scheduled far more often than today. The study is primarily based on monthly rankings. It would be more fair if his place was debated more like versions of Van Halen. Fights in italics denote results using rankings taken from KO Magazine. His back-to-back middleweight title wars with Carmen Basilio won Rings 1957 and 1958 Fight-of-the-Year award. A win over the champion of ones weight class, in a title or non-title fight, was worth 11 points, a No. Losses worked in reverse. Missing Quality: A bout with Lateef Kayode result was initially a draw but changed to a No Contest when Tarver tested positive for a banned substance. During that five-year period, he was stripped of his boxing titles and banned from fighting. 1 contender spot at middleweight in the October-December 1942 issues before assuming the No. results from January-June 1925 used the 1925 annual and the rest of the year used 1926s. Nicknamed "Brown Bomber" for his fearsome fists, Joe Louis is considered one of the best heavyweight boxers of all time. Left-handed Pernell Whitaker made a name for himself by winning gold medals at the 1983Pan American Games and 1984 Summer Olympics. Lynch was credited with one too many. With Berbick, Ali can be said to have faced ranked opponents in 37 of 61 fights, a staggering 61 percent of his total professional starts. Group three was derived from fighters who scored in the top 75 of any of the three scoring categories or whose final scoring average was higher than what would otherwise be the bottom ten of the top 100 (70-100). The technical storage or access is strictly necessary for the legitimate purpose of enabling the use of a specific service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, or for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network. Indian Quintana UD 10 (7) 118 02/35, Jack Sharkey Jr. D 8 (UR+) 126 08/36, Jackie Callura D 10 (UR+) 126 05/40, Lou Transparenti L 10 (9) 118 04/41, Lou Transparenti UD 15* (5) 118 06/41, David Kui Kong Young L 10 (4) -118 12/41, Manuel Ortiz TKO by 11 (C) 118 04/43, First Ring Ranking: #8 Welterweight (June 1953), Last Ring Ranking: #8 Middleweight (June 1960), Record vs. Ring-rated Opponents: 9-4-3 (4 KO, 1 KOBY), Ring Magazine Championships: Welterweight (1955-56, 56-57), Middleweight (1957-58). New Yorks Upstate Onion Farmer won three world titles as arguably the most exciting fighter of his time, competing in five consecutive Ring Magazine fights of the year from 1955-59. Robinson was recognized as the welterweight champion until the March 1951 issue while also holding the No. He turned pro after the Olympics and went on to win titles in the lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight, and light middleweight divisions. The following year, he bulked up to fight for and win the world welterweight title, then slimmed down and captured the world lightweight belt. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, information stored or retrieved for this purpose alone cannot usually be used to identify you. McCallum won the vacant WBA belt versus Sean Mannion in 1984, rose to number one in Rings rankings in the September 1984 edition, and stayed there almost a year. That included a 1941 campaign where Louis set a heavyweight record with seven defenses in a single year, five of them against Ring-rated contenders. WebTo Be The Best: The top 100 boxers in the history of The Ring Rankings (50-41) #50 However there is no denying that the current crop a field that includes Pierre Langlois D 10 (UR+) 160 01/54, Italo Scortichini D 10 (UR) 147 02/54, Pierre Langlois UD 10 (10+) 160 06/54, Sugar Ray Robinson SD 15* (C+) 160 10/57, Sugar Ray Robinson L 15 (1) 160 04/58, Gene Fullmer TKO by 14 (2) 160 10/59, First Ring Ranking: #10 Jr. Middleweight (August 1982), Last Ring Ranking: #9 Light Heavyweight (May 1997), Record vs. Ring-rated Opponents: 10-5-1 (6 KO). The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for anonymous statistical purposes. The technical storage or access is required to create user profiles to send advertising, or to track the user on a website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes. WebTop 10 greatest pound-for-pound fighters of all time according to Ring Magazine the Joseph Louis Barrow (May 13, 1914 April 12, 1981), best known as Joe Louis was an American professional boxer who competed from 1934 to 1951. Antonio Margarito was not ranked by The Ring in the top 10 at junior middleweight when Pacquiao defeated him at a catchweight for a belt in that class but had been a fixture in the welterweight top 10 for nearly a decade. (1-64). So, LaMotta was The Rings No. Above welterweight, Nino Benvenuti won their series 2-1. We have used BoxRec.com as our source. Twenty-five consecutive title defenses more than imprinted Louis as one of the greatest heavyweights of all time. Join our newsletter to get info about latest events and deals! Pep spent only six months in the top 10, two of them as No. Tony Canzoneri was Rings 1934 co-Fighter of the Year (with Barney Ross). In 2002, the writers of Ring Magazine published a ranking of the 80 best fighters of the previous 80 years. 23, 2006), Harry Greb (June 6, 1894Oct. 10-rated middleweight as of the November 1942 issue when Robinson, who was rated at welterweight, faced him in a middleweight bout and won by unanimous decision. As noted in the introduction piece in the anniversary issue, a study of this size will inevitably miss something along the way, but every effort was made to ensure complete and accurate results for this top 100. Lewis also defeated future, but then unranked, heavyweight champion Jim Braddock that year in the first of their two contests. Muhammad Ali, Floyd Mayweather, Evander Holyfield, Manny Pacquiao Reggie Johnson SD 12 (10) 160 10/91, Charles Williams KO 12 (4+) 175 11/94, Montell Griffin L 12 (10) 175 06/95, Evander Holyfield TKO 9 (5+) Hvy 01/04, First Ring Ranking: #10 Light Heavyweight (November 1998), Last Ring Ranking: #5 Cruiserweight (December 2012), Record vs. Ring-rated Opponents: 9-6-1, 1 No Contest (4 KO), Ring Magazine Championships: Light Heavyweight (2004, 05-06). Robinson was Rings 1942 and 1951 Fighter of the Year. Bivins would be Louis final victory. The 1926 and subsequent annual rankings prior to the introduction of monthly rankings included more than 10 fighters so the first 11 were all factored in. results from January-June 1925 used the 1925 annual and the rest of the year used 1926s. McCallum was forced to vacate prior to a planned unification with IBF titlist James Toney. Results placed between brackets [ ] denote fights that were covered in the same issue (an interesting detail that shows how often some of the earlier fighters were in action). Ali was arrested in 1966 for refusing to be inducted into the U.S. Army, a case that did not end until the U.S. Supreme Court exonerated him in 1971. Missing Quality: Pacquiao is one of the most decorated fighters in history and the highest-finishing southpaw in this study. Thanks for signing up! 1 contenders in their weight class from lightweight to light heavyweight. Across the years he was part of the Ring rankings, Robinson would post 14 wins over reigning champions or men ranked as the No. Basilios defeats in the second Fullmer fight, and versus Pender, came after Basilios final Ring ranking and didnt work against him here. Muhammad Ali graces the cover of the December 1972 issue of The Ring. The big punching Ray turned pro in 1933 and would spend most of the second half of the 1940s as a heavyweight contender. 1 contender, along with a win over reigning light heavyweight champion John Henry Lewis. James Toney downs 1996 Olympic champ Vassily Jirov to win the IBF cruiserweight title in 2003, the year he earned his second Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year award. Along with his five world title wins, Griffith also posted wins over No. Lesnevich retired after a losing crack at the NBA heavyweight title versus Ezzard Charles. Basilio was ranked fourth when he unsuccessfully challenged Kid Gavilan for the welterweight title. A product of lengthy and extensive research, the response has been overwhelmingly positive and to anyone who has been waiting for the finished results, or anyone reading for the first time now, thank you for taking the time. Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao were the Fighters of the Decade for the 2000s and the 2010s. Missing Quality: Basilio took a hard road to contention, picking up some losses along the way including decision defeats to a ranked Chuck Davey and Bill Graham. Randall Yonker had previously been ranked at both super middleweight and light heavyweight but was unranked when McCallum defeated him in 1994. The entry of Lomachenko and Buchanan bumped Fidel LaBarba and Lou Brouillard out of the top 100. Kane and LaMotta were each missing a result. 2023 RING TV LIVE. Basilio also had wins over former lightweight champions Lew Jenkins and Ike Williams after both had left contention. Josh Taylor is the undisputed light welterweight champion, currently the only undisputed champion. Willie Pastrano TKO 9* (C) 175 05/65, First Ring Ranking: #4 Light Heavyweight (January 1933), Last Ring Ranking: World Light Heavyweight Champion (January 1940), Record vs. Ring-rated Opponents: 16-9-4 (4 KO, 1 KOBY), Ring Magazine Championships: Light Heavyweight (1935-39). Armstrong, born Henry Jackson Jr., turned pro in 1931. Sugar Ray Robinson (May 3, 1921April 12, 1989), Henry Armstrong (Dec. 12, 1912Oct. A 1939 win over Tony Olivera had already earned Salica recognition in New York and The Ring added to his accolades following the Lou Transparenti win in 1941. Leonard learned how to fight on the streets of New York City, where he grew up in the Jewish enclave on the Lower East Side. Of his 40 wins against ranked opposition, 11 were against reigning champions or fighters ranked No. Davis was not ranked in the August issue and the result of the fight was reported in the September issue, so it was not recorded as a ranked win. Losses to unranked opponents drew a universal 12-point deduction. By the time Pep lost again versus Sandy Saddler in October 1948, overcoming injuries suffered in a January 1947 plane crash along the way, Pep had run his record to 134-1-1. Click here to read the introduction to the rankings feature that was published in the February 2022 issue. Davis was ranked fifth at welterweight in the July 1944 issue but not at all in the following issue. The decision in the first fight with Walcott was contentious and Louis answered the challenge with a knockout in the rematch. The loss to Schmeling would be Louis only defeat from his 1934 debut until a loss to Ezzard Charles in 1950 after a brief retirement. The 18-year-old Canzoneris 1927 draw with Bud Taylor was for the vacant NBA bantamweight title, though The Ring recognized no one as champion between Charley Rosenberg earlier in the year and Panama Al Brown in 1931. Check your inbox or spam folder to confirm your subscription. Wilsons final Ring ranking, ninth at featherweight, came in the February 1946 issue. 24, 1988), Muhammad Ali (Jan. 17, 1942June 3, 2016), Joe Louis (May 13, 1914April 12, 1981), Getty Images/Hulton Archive / Stringer, Willie Pep (Sept. 19, 1922Nov. In a pro career that began in 1968 and lasted until 2001, he won titles in four different divisions: lightweight, welterweight, light middleweight, and middleweight. 1-ranked heavyweight Nino Valdez to set up an ill-fated shot at Rocky Marciano. The study is primarily based on monthly rankings. Ali would defend the title successfully 10 times in his second reign, with seven wins against The Rings top 10. 27 Abe Attell. The first African-American light heavyweight king, Lewis rose to number one for the first time with a non-title victory of Maxie Rosenbloom, avenging a loss in the first of their five fights. Mayweather also briefly held the IBF belt in 2006. WebThe International Boxing Research Organization rates Foreman as the eighth greatest heavyweight of all time. Missing Quality: Prior to cracking the top ten, Salica took a loss to Midget Wolgast but also picked up solid wins over Antal Kocsis and Pete DeGrasse among others in 1933. 2-ranked bantamweight defeated the No. The following Authors Note was penned on January 21, 2022. Consenting to these technologies will allow us to process data such as browsing behavior or unique IDs on this site. 8. He entered the heavyweight ratings at No. Lesnevich also posted a win in 1937 over Atilio Sabatino; Sabatino would go on to be ranked for chunks of time at middleweight between 1938 and 1940. Joe Louis was Rings 1936, 1938, 1939 and 1941 Fighter of the Year. 1 contender spot at middleweight from the November 1949 issue until he won his first of five middleweight crowns in the storied St. Valentines Day Massacre versus Jake LaMotta. Combining sanctioning body and lineal and/or Ring championships, Pacquiao is the only fighter with title claims in eight weight classes. Writing in the July 1931 issue of The Ring, editor Nat Fleischers position came down to the scales, specifically that Berg could not lose his junior-welter crown when compelled to enter the ring at the lightweight limit., Ignacio Fernandez W 10 (2-) 126 07/29, Stanislaus Loayza UD 10 (8+) 140 11/29], Stanislaus Loayza UD 10 (4+) 140 04/30, Harry Dublinsky SD 10 (7) 135 07/32], Harry Dublinsky L 10 (3+) 147 10/34, Harry Dublinsky W 10 (1+) 147 11/34, Jimmy McLarnin UD 10 (1+) 147 06/36, First Ring Ranking: #9 Heavyweight (March 1962), Last Ring Ranking: #5 Heavyweight (November 1980), Record vs. Ring-rated Opponents: 32-4 (20 KOs, 1 KOBY), Ring Magazine Championships: Heavyweight (1964-70, 74-78, 78). All rights reserved. Pacquiao entered the rankings winning his first major title at age 19 with a come-from-behind knockout of Chatchai Sasakul. Moore made the most of his opportunity and would be recognized by The Ring as champion for the next decade. An illustration of Willie Pep adorns the July 1949 issue of The Ring. Bud [Terence Crawford] is the best fighter in boxing, said Stevenson during an interview with BoxingInsider.com. Alvarez, now 31, seemingly solidified his placement as the best fighter in the world following his recent run at 168 pounds. After Their rankings in each category were then averaged into a final score. Larry Holmes (69-6, 44 KO) Larry Holmes (born November 3, 1949) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1973 to 7. Gus Lesnevich, Ring Magazines 1947 Fighter of the Year. Hall of famers James Toney (right) and Mike McCallum are Nos. Toney would briefly rise to number one after a draw in the first of three fights with Mike McCallum, only to fall to number two after a controversial win over Dave Tiberi. The final average score was used to order the fighters in each group for those who made the top 100. The entirely subjective nature of any list comparing fighters across different weight categories and different eras is bound to be fodder for debate. Armstrong defeated Al Bummy Davis on June 15, 1944. The result in the Tiberi fight resulted in calls for a Congressional investigation and could have affected Toneys placement as a loss to an unranked opponent. Missing Quality: Benitez can often be treated like his eras equivalent of the fifth Beatle. While lag time for results of a week or so was common in the era for fights contested outside the U.S., it wasnt common for fights contested in the States. Draws against ranked opponents were worth half a win; draws against unranked opponents were a six-point deduction. Mayweathers wins over Angel Manfredy and Diego Corrales were also No. Check your inbox or spam folder to confirm your subscription. To provide the best experiences, we use technologies like cookies to store and/or access device information. Win total ties were broken based on peak score. Moore suffered defeats to Teddy Yarosz and Shorty Hogue as well before breaking through at middleweight with a win over Ron Richards. Photo: The Ring archive. His 1935 win over Sixto Escobar earned Salica the NBAs bantamweight crown and Salica regained the honors in 1940 with a win over Georgie Pace. Toney was ranked seventh when he shocked Michael Nunn for the IBF belt less than three years into his career. Benitez would be ranked number one or two at Jr. middleweight well into 1984. The result for readers is still a list of 100 fighters, featuring the same names (minus two), in a slightly different order than found in the print issue of the magazine. The world heavyweight champion from 1937 to 1949, Joe Louis is one of Benitez then captured the welterweight crown from Carlos Palomino before losing in his first defense to Sugar Ray Leonard. The Ring ranked him as The No. In 2005, Joe Louis was named the greatest heavyweight of all time by the International Boxing Research Organization. As an additional clarification based on a question from a reader, the totals assigned to the Record vs. Ring-rated opponents correspond to the scoring results section for each fighter. Basilio also had a win that didnt count toward him versus then-10th ranked welterweight Don Jordan in 1961. A minus symbol - next to an opponents ranking denotes the opponent was ranked below the weight class of the fighter being examined in that issue. 10 contender. Moores record entering his challenge of Maxim was 133-19-8. Sakio Bika was unranked prior to a loss to Calzaghe in 2006 but Bika would be ranked continuously for a long stretch between 2007 and 2014. Readers will note no such credit from The Ring. Two issues later, Robinsons defeat of former welterweight champion Fritzie Zivic resulted in Robinson being ranked the No. Genaro Hernandez RTD 8 (1) 130 Holiday 1998, Gregorio Vargas UD 12 (10) 130 06/00, Diego Corrales TKO 10 (1) 130 05/01, Jose Luis Castillo UD 12* (1) 135 08/02, Jose Luis Castillo UD 12 (1) 135 02/03, DeMarcus Corley UD 12 (5+) 140 09/04, Carlos Baldomir UD 12* (C) 147 02/07, Oscar De La Hoya SD 12 (5+) 154 07/07, Juan Manuel Marquez UD 12 (C) 135 11/09, Robert Guerrero UD 12* (3) 147 07/13, Canelo Alvarez MD 12* (C) 154 11/13, Career Record: 85-24-2, 1 No Contest (23 KOs, 2 KOBY), First Ring Ranking: #10 Welterweight (May 1960), Last Ring Ranking: #8 Middleweight (April 1976), Record vs. Ring-rated Opponents: 36-19-2 (6 KOs, 2 KOBY), Ring Magazine Championships: Welterweight (1961, 62-63, 63-66), Middleweight (1966-67, 67-68). abbvie ceo richard gonzalez wife, gina dejesus married, An illustration of Willie pep adorns the July 1944 issue but not at all in the following Note. 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