The 10 greatest lightweights of all time

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Tony Connolly, with his weekly column, this week asks Birmingham Mail boxing journalistic legend Mike Lockley to name the 10 greatest lightweights of all time

REFLECTION of perfection; in our quest for the greatest pound-for-pound fighters of all time, we have studied boxing’s juggernauts. From the likes of Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis and the big men to Sugar Ray Leonard, Barney Ross and the the finest welterweights ever.

Now it’s time to cast our eye over the lighter divisions, the weight classes where South American and Oriental fighters can compete on an even playing field. Mike Lockley lists his top 10 all-time lightweight boxers.

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