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Old 07-10-2008, 01:40 AM   #31
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#1. Wilfredo Gomez
#2. Felix Trinidad
#3. Carlos Ortiz
#4. Wilfred Benitez
#5. Esteban DeJesus

Camacho is right off at #6, and if Cotto beats Margarito, He may deserve to be put in the top 5 (depending on how impressive the win is).
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Old 07-10-2008, 02:44 PM   #32
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thanks for the lists and a couple of new names to check out.
Hector Camacho and John Ruiz in the same orbit? You definitely know more than me but it made me laugh all the same.
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:36 PM   #33
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Man, just seeing that Tua ko of Ruiz is why I can't give up hope for the Tuaman! I really believe that somehow he can do that again.
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Old 07-10-2008, 10:37 PM   #34
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#1. Wilfredo Gomez
#2. Felix Trinidad
#3. Carlos Ortiz
#4. Wilfred Benitez
#5. Esteban DeJesus

Camacho is right off at #6, and if Cotto beats Margarito, He may deserve to be put in the top 5 (depending on how impressive the win is).

Damn, I forgot about Dejesus. Anybody who beat Duran and knocked him down twice was a great fighter.
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Old 07-11-2008, 09:04 AM   #35
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Damn, I forgot about Dejesus. Anybody who beat Duran and knocked him down twice was a great fighter.
Dejesus handing Duran the only loss of his career in his first 74 fights and 13 years as a pro, plus the only loss below 147lbs, is a very impressive achievement. DeJesus along with Ken Buchanan are also really the only guys who were really remotely competitive with Duran when they lost, even though he practically dominated those fights as well. Apart from the win over Duran, DeJesus also beat Jr. Welterweight champ Alfonso "Peppermint" Frasier, top lightweight contender Ray Lampkin, and WBC 135lbs titlist Ishimatsu "Guts" Sazuki by a shutout. He beat several other top lightweights of the 70's as well. He is often overlooked.
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Old 07-11-2008, 09:12 AM   #36
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#1. Wilfredo Gomez
#2. Felix Trinidad
#3. Carlos Ortiz
#4. Wilfred Benitez
#5. Esteban DeJesus

Those are my favorite 5 Boricua Warriors of all time, however, I would switch Tito to #4, and make Betinez #2...A name I would most likely throw in there also would be El Salsero Escalera, who can forget him....

Good list though.....

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