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10: Best South American fighters ever

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Mar

A weekly boxing list compiled by Michael Rosenthal. This week: With Venezuelan Edwin Valero’s fight against Antonio Pitalua on Saturday in mind, the greatest South American fighters.

1. Carlos Monzon, Argentina (87-3-9, 59 KOs): Went 71-0-9 in his last 80 fights
2. Eder Jofre, Brazil (72-2-4, 50 KOs): Lost only to Hall of Famer Fighting Harada
3. Joe Walcott, Guyana (99-33-25, 58 KOs): Legendary 5-foot, 1 1/2-inch dynamo
4. Pascual Perez, Argentina (84-7-1, 57 KOs): Held world flyweight title from 1954 to 1960
5. Antonio Cervantes, Colombia (91-12-3, 44 KOs): Two-time junior welter titleholder
6. Nicolino Locche, Argentina (117-4-14, 14 KOs): Couldn’t punch but rarely lost
7. Miguel Lora, Colombia (37-3, 17 KOs): Bantamweight titleholder from 1985 to 1988
8. Oscar Bonavena, Argentina (58-9-1, 44 KOs): Gave best American heavyweights hell
9. Victor Galindez, Argentina (55-9-4, 34 KOs): Went unbeaten from 1972 to 1978
10. Luis Angel Firpo, Argentina (31-6, 26 KOs): Did more than just knock Dempsey out of ring

Michael Rosenthal can be reached at [email protected]

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