Which nationality breeds the best boxers?
By Marquise Bullock: For over one hundred years there have been fighters in every continent, country, city, town, island, trying to prove themselves to the world. But from every country, every background, all fighters are bred and trained sometimes depending on their environments, and resources they have too box. The Mexicans are known for their do or die toughness in the ring, just how the Puerto Ricans are know for their tough pressure style and willingness to never quit.
You have a whole world of fighters to choose from. Like the Philippines for instants before there was a Manny Pacquiao, there was a Marcario Flores who had an amazing record of 102-28-12 and 64KOs. He’s also said to be the inventor of the famous “bolo punch”. Puerto Rico has had Hector Camacho, Felix Trinidad, Miguel Cotto, Juan Ma Lopez, you know just to name a few. Also you have the proud country of Mexico, who holds the great 2011 hall of candidate Julio Cesar Chavez, a man who bleeds red, green, and white Juan Manuel Marquez, legends like Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales.Then you have an array of your South American fighters like Roberto Duran hailing all the way from Panama, a legend in Carlos Monzon from Argentina like fellow boxers Sergio Martinez and Marcos Maidana.
Fighters from Africa are pretty much sluggers. There was a fighter from Africa named Oniche Abraham, but he passed in a terrible plane accident. He went 3-0, but he was very slick like an American. Then you have some Canadians. Like rising superstar Steve Clagett, look out for Clagett he’s a big superstar in the making fighting at lightweight. You also have a Lucian Bute, Arturo Gatti although from Italy but represented Canada, Jean Pascal, and many more technically sound north of the border fighters. Australia holds another 2011 hall of fame candidate Kostya Tyszu.
Now it’s on to the Rival continents, or should I say country vs. continent. America and Europe. These two countries are big rivals who can’t stand one another. Europe holds so of the best the game has to offer such as Lennox Lewis, Max Schmeling, Ricky Hatton, the Klitschko brothers, Joe Calzaghe, Tomas Adamek, Amir Khan, Carl Froch, David Haye, Arthur Abraham, Frank Bruno, Prince Naseem Hamed, and Mikkel Kessler. But America has held some the best in the history of the sport, and we bred the most champions in the sport, also the most Olympians. To name a few we have Mike Tyson, “Sugar” Ray Robinson, “Sugar” Ray Leonard, Muhammad Ali, Roy Jones Jr., Floyd Mayweather Jr., Tommy Hearns, Bernard Hopkins, Joe Luis, Larry Holmes and the list just goes on and on.
The Cubans are also a tough breed of fighters. They’re also second in the Olympics behind the Americans, and very slick and skilled. Cubans tend to have very good Amateur back grounds for some reason and always gives hell to the Americans during big Amateur events such as the Olympics. Like Heavyweight Odlanier Solis is an Cuban Amateur legend. Solis is an Olympic gold medalist, three time winner in the Amateur championships, Pan American Championship winner in 1998, Won the Cuban Championship by defeating Felix Savon, And he was apart of the Cuban team that won the boxing world cup in 2006. He finished with an amateur record of 227-14. Pretty impressive. Yuriorkis Gamboa also won gold in the 2004 Olympics and gold in the Pan American games in 2003.
So boxing fans, Which nationality breeds the toughest boxers? The very best of the best? Because there are still close to a hundred more of fighters from these great nations that I’ve failed to mention. So where are the toughest coming from? Boxing is going to have professional tournaments like the FIFA world cup soon, mark my words!