Feature | Sep 14 2016

Top 12 welterweights to challenge for the middleweight crown

Daniel Herbert and Nick Bond chronologically list the most notable welterweight boxers who have challenged for the middleweight championship
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1. Mike Twin Sullivan

Boston’s Sullivan was starched in a round by a marauding Stanley Ketchel in 1908. Mike’s twin brother Jack fared slightly better a few months later in the very same ring, but was dispatched in 20 rounds by the ferocious champion.

2. Mickey Walker