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JACK DEMPSEY: HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION (1922)

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JACK DEMPSEY: HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION (1922)

Dempsey held the heavyweight title from 1919 to 1926. He was the first recipient of a Ring Magazine championship belt,...

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PANCHO VILLA: FLYWEIGHT CHAMPION (1923)

Prior to Manny Pacquiao, Villa was the greatest champion from the Philippines (and for much of the 20th century was...

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MICKEY WALKER: WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION (1924)

Known as “The Toy Bulldog,” Walker was one of the most popular and talented fighters of the 1920s. He competed...

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MIKE MCTIGUE: LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION (1924)

Born in Ireland, McTigue made his name in New York City as a prize fighter. While not as skilled or...

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HARRY GREB: MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION (1924)

Greb faced and beat the best middleweights, light heavyweights and heavyweights of the late 1910s and the early 1920s, including...

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BENNY LEONARD: LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION (1924)

Before Roberto Duran’s reign during the 1970s, Benny Leonard was unanimously regarded as the greatest champion in the history of...

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TIGER FLOWERS: MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION

Flowers, the first African-American middleweight champion, lifted the title from the legendary Harry Greb in 1926. The ultra-aggressive southpaw, known...

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GENE TUNNEY RING HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION

Handsome, erudite, supremely skilled but also tough-as-nails, Tunney was a respected but underrated boxer who upset an icon and retired...

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KID CHOCOLATE: JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION

After a reportedly undefeated amateur career in Cuba, this wildly popular boxer made his name in New York City during...

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TONY CANZONERI: FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION

One of the best pound-for-pound fighters of the late 1920s and during the first half of 1930s, Canzoneri was a...

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