Boxing’s Dazzling Dozen Modern P4P All-Time Greats!
By Ken Hissner: This is like part 2 from a recent article I did, “Boxing’s Dazzling Dozen of the Best P4P of All-Time,” when many comments asked why I left out the more modern boxers like Pac Man, Roy Jones, Jr., Joe Calzaghe, and even Lennox Lewis. Well, Lewis won’t be on this list, but the other three are.
Six division world champion southpaw Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao, 62-8-2 with 39 stoppages out of the Philippines, holding titles at Flyweight, Super Bantam, Super Feather, Light, Welter, and Light Middle champion.
Four division world champion Roy Jones, Jr., 66-9 with 47 stoppages out of Pensacola, FL, holding titles at Middle, Super Middle, Light Heavy, and Heavy.
WBO Super Middle champion southpaw Joe “Pride of Wales” Calzaghe, 46-0 with 32 stoppages out of Wales, UK. He had 21 title defenses.
Two division world champion Andre “S.O.G.” Ward, 32-0 with 16 stoppages out of Oakland, CA, holding titles at Super Middle and Light Heavy.
Five division world champion Thomas “Hit Man” Hearns, 61-5-1 with 48 stoppages out of Detroit, MI, holding titles at Welter, Light Middle, Middle, Super Middle, and Light Heavy.
Middle world champion Carlos “Escopeta” Monzon, 87-3-9 with 49 stoppages out of Argentina.
Four division world champion Roberto “Hands of Stone” Duran, 103-16 with 70 stoppages out of Panama, holding titles at the light, welter, light middle, and middle.
Three division world champion Felix “Tito” Trinidad, 42-3 with 35 stoppages out of Puerto Rico, holding titles at welter, light middle, and middle.
Seven division world champion Oscar “Golden Boy” De La Hoya, 39-6 with 30 stoppages out of E. LA., CA, holding titles at Super Feather, Light, Light Welter, Welter, Light Middle, and Middle.
Four division world champion Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker, 40-4-1 with 17 stoppages out of Norfolk, VA, holding titles at Light, Light Welter, Welter, and Light Middle.
Four division world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, 57-2-2 with 39 stoppages out of Mexico, holding titles at Light Middle, Middle, Super Middle, and Light Heavy.
Middle champion Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin, 42-1-1 with 37 stoppages out of Kazakhstan with 23 title defenses.
That’s covering 24 world champions, and I’m sure comments will be coming in adding to this list.
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