7. Vicente Saldivar

Salvador Sanchez was not a typical Mexican fighter, Saldivar was: an aggressive, stocky puncher with a trip hammer left hook to head and body.

He punched his way to the top in 1964 by stopping Sugar Ramos and defended his crown eight times before falling short against Kuniaki Shibata in 1970.

And Saldivar beat very good men, fighters of the calibre of Johnny Famechon, Mitsunori Seki and Raul Rojas.

Brilliant Welshman Howard Winstone pushed him heartbreakingly close in Cardiff, but lost all three contests with the legend.

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