Originally Posted by janitor
I do not need to tell anybody here that the lightweight division has an extremely talent rich history.
I think it is a division where all time greats get overlooked due to the low profile of the division and spme never make it due to the level of competition.
So here is a thread devoted to great lightweights who do not get enough exposure. Lets have some names.
George Kid Lavigne a savage battler,forgotten today.
Sammy Mandell,who captured some impressive scalps witj his immaculate skills.
Charley White from Chicago who many old timers consider to have the most lethal left hook p4p of all time,never a champ but a dangerous man.
Barney Ross ,who could box your ears off,lacked a big punch to go with his skills.
Lew Jenkins ,raw and crude,never trained,sometimes drunk in his corner,could hit like a welterweight.
Al Singer ,won the title with a 1 round ko of Mandell,[Sammy was never the same again],and lost it with a 1 round ko to Canzoneri.