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Puerto Rican Boxing: Past, Present, and Future.

Since The PR Day parade is later today I whipped up  a little gif set to kick off the festivities and celebrate Puerto Rico’s storied boxing history. 

Fighters featured are:

  1. Carlos Ortiz- 3 Time Champ in 2 weight divisions, 135 lbs twice,140 lbs once

    61 Wins (30 Knockouts), 7 Defeats (1 Knockout), 1 Draw ).

    IBHOF Inductee.

  2. Jose “Chegui” Torres- 1956 Olympic Silver Medalist, Undisputed Lightheavyweight Champion.

    41 Wins
    (29 knockouts), 3 Losses (1 knockout), 1 Draw.

    IBHOF Inductee.

  3. Wilfred “El Radar” Benitez- Youngest World Champion in Boxing history at 17 years old. 3 time Champion in 3 divisions , 140 lbs, 147 lbs, and 154 lbs.

    53 Wins
    (31 knockouts), 8 Losses (4 knockouts), 1 Draw

    IBHOF Inductee.

  4. Wilfredo “Bazooka” Gomez- Amateur World Champion Havana 1974, 3 time champ in 3 weight divisions, 122 lbs, 126 lbs, 130 lbs.

    All time record for consecutive title defenses by knock out , 17 straight KO’s at 122 lbs. 

    44 Wins (42 knockouts), 3 Losses, 1 Draw.

    IBHOF Inductee.

  5. Edwin “El Chapo“ Rosario- 4 time World Champion, 3 times at 135 lbs once at 140 lbs.

    47 Wins (41 knockouts), 6 Losses, 0 Draw.

    IBHOF Inductee.

  6. Héctor “Macho” Camacho- 3 time NY Golden Gloves champ, World Champion in 3 divisions at 130 lbs, 135 lbs, and twice at 140 lbs, 4 minor titles at 147 lbs, 154 lbs, 160 lbs , and 168 lbs 

    79 wins (45 knockouts), 6 losses, and 3 draw.

  7. Felix ”Tito” Trinidad- World Champion over 3 weight classes 147 lbs, 154 lbs, and 160 lbs.

    Longest reign at 147 lbs at 6 years, 8 months,14 days  as well as the 2nd most defenses at 147 lbs at 15 and unified lineal champion at 147 lbs.  Unified champ at 154.

    IBHOF Inductee.


    42 Wins
    (35 Knockouts), 3 Defeats (1 Knockout), 0 Draws.

  8. Ivan “Iron Boy Calderon- World Champion in 2 divisions at 105 lbs and 108 lbs. Ring Magazine champ at 108 lbs.

    35 Wins (6 Knockouts), 3 Defeats (3 Knockouts), 1 Draw.

  9. Miguel Angel Cotto- First Puerto Rican champ to win titles in 4 divisions at 10 lbs, 147 lbs, 154 lbs, and 160 lbs. First ever lineal Middleweight Champion from Puerto Rico.

    40 Wins
    (33 knockouts, 7 decisions), 4 Losses 0 Draws.

  10. Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo-  2012 Olympian, 2013 Prospect of the Year

    18 Wins (13 knockouts), 0 Losses, 0 Draw.