Issue | Opinion | Premium | Sep 10 2019

10 of the best Puerto Rican fighters of all time

From Gomez to Benitez and Trinidad to Cotto, the small Caribbean island of Puerto Rico has produced some of boxing's most thrilling and popular fighters
FELIX TRINIDAD UPBEAT AT NEWS CONFERENCE.  |  Action Images/Reuters/Steve Marcus

1. Wilfredo Gomez

Gomez beat Dong Kyun Yum by 12th round stoppage in 1977 to become WBC super-bantamweight champion and made 13 successful defences of the belt before moving to featherweight to fight Salvador Sanchez in 1981. After losing to Sanchez, he returned to super-bantam, made four more defences and then beat Juan LaPorte to win the WBC featherweight crown.

 

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