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Best I Faced: Sugar Ray Leonard

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Best I Faced: Sugar Ray Leonard

Never judge a book by its cover. The cover in this case might be “sugarcoated” with a dazzling smile, but the...

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KEN BUCHANAN

Ken Buchanan is widely considered the greatest boxer Scotland has ever produced and one of the very best from Britain.

Buchanan was born and raised in Edinburgh, where his family lived a modest life in government housing. As a youngster, he was never far from trouble. A chance trip to the cinema proved to be a pivotal moment in his life, however.

“My dad took me to see Joe Louis in a film and I said to him when we came out of the cinema, ‘Dad, I want to be a boxer,’” Buchanan told THE RING. “So he took me to the Sparta Boxing Club and at 8 years old, that was my introduction to boxing.

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MIGUEL COTTO Miguel Cotto is one of the most accomplished Puerto Rican boxers of all time, winning world titles in four weight classes...

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Best I Faced: Tony DeMarco

TONY DEMARCO 58-12-1 (33 KOs) Tony DeMarco’s reign as welterweight champion was brief, but he earned the reputation of a rugged, strong...

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  RUBEN OLIVARES is remembered fondly as one of the most exciting – and best – fighters in history. Olivares became immensely...

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Terry Downes didn’t have a long professional career but still managed to make a significant impact. The London native, who fought...

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KELLY PAVLIK

Kelly Pavlik announced himself to the boxing world with a rousing come-from-behind knockout of Jermain Taylor on September 29, 2007, to win the RING championship and WBC and WBO middleweight titles. And before “The Ghost” walked away prematurely in part because of his own excesses, he made a strong impression.

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WILFREDO GOMEZ Wilfredo Gomez is the gold standard by which all junior featherweights are measured. Although he won world titles in...

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Tim Bradley was never the most skilled, quickest or hardest-punching fighter. But when you put everything together, he was a...

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