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10: Greatest Filipino boxers by decade

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1910s – Pancho Villa: First great Filipino boxer was 15-0 in the decade
1920s – Pancho Villa: Became one of the greatest flyweights ever but died at 23
1930s – Ceferino Garcia: Middleweight title claimant was in many huge fights
1940s – Little Dado: Title claimant at flyweight and bantamweight
1950s – Dado Marino: World flyweight champion from 1950 to 1952
1960s – Flash Elorde: Hall of Famer held junior lightweight title from 1960 to 1967
1970s — Ben Villaflor: Two-time junior lightweight titleholder
1980s – Dodie Boy Penalosa: Titleholder at junior flyweight and flyweight
1990s – Luisito Espinosa: Held titles at bantamweight and featherweight
2000s – Manny Pacquiao: Became No. 1 fighter in the world pound for pound

Michael Rosenthal can be reached at [email protected]

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