There’s no debate on this one – Chavez was the very definition of what a Mexican fighter should be, notching an unprecedented 90-fight unbeaten run before suffering his first defeat.
- Salvador Sanchez
Just weeks after beating Azumah Nelson, Sanchez tragically died in a car crash aged just 23. He could have gone on to achieve even more extraordinary things.
- Ricardo Lopez
This gifted, smooth boxer went unbeaten in 26 consecutive title bouts, a record only Joe Louis shares with him. Lopez was utterly dominant at strawweight.
- Ruben Olivares
One of the most destructive punchers in bantamweight history, Olivares’ in-ring menace was a stark contrast to the affable figure he cuts outside the ropes.
- Carlos Zarate
Another all-time-great bantamweight, Zarate was not just a slugger – he had fine skills and could cut the ring off alarmingly well.
- Juan Manuel Marquez
A master counter-puncher, Marquez befuddled opponents at times but he was never afraid to go to war when required – making for some unforgettable fights.
- Marco Antonio Barrera
His blood and guts trilogy with Erik Morales is one of the best ever, and this warrior shone at several weights.
- Erik Morales
The living legend may have fought on past his prime, but his glory days firmly cement him as one of the best to ever lace them up.
- Miguel Canto
The diminutive slickster was not your typical Mexican fighter. Instead of all-out aggression, Canto relied on nimble footwork and supreme skill to outbox his foes.
- Vicente Saldivar
Saldivar’s featherweight title run is one of the finest in the division’s history, beating the likes of Howard Winstone and Jose Legra.