Odd title. Odd topic. I can only think of two men who were notable (and in some locale, at least, notorious) for having the upper hand against fighters from a place — a city, a country … it could be a state or even a particular famous gym that produced top talent. Perhaps, probably, there are more, which you can help with. I guess the best way to illustrate what I’m talking about is to discuss the examples: David Love: At a time when Philadelphia middleweights were all the rage, a guy from San Diego took them to school. Love, a good but not great fighter (somewhere between journeyman and contender, I’d venture, maybe something of a gatekeeper but at worst a tough out for most anyone at 160), beat Willie “The Worm” Monroe and Bobby “Boogaloo” Watts, both by stoppage in four rounds. Then he bested Bennie Briscoe over 10 rounds. Consider that Marvin Hagler himself went 3-2 against the aforementioned on his way up (with one bad decision going against him) and it gives you an idea of what this meant at the time. Even if you grant him the bad verdict, he didn’t run a clean sweep. Yet Love beat them all. A young Curtis Parker finally turned the tide for Philly honor, stopping Love in nine. But until that fight Love earned quite the reputation for his ownership of the City of Brotherly Love. Roger Mayweather: He was so good against fighters from Mexico that he earned the nickname “The Mexican Assassin” because he absolutely gunned down a ton of good fighters from south of the border. That is until Julio Cesar Chavez, arguably the best Mexican fighter of all time, came along to put him in his place. Still, he collected quite a few scalps and was probably equally feared and respected from Cancun to Mexicali, and all points in between. So that’s the kind of thing I’m talking about. Are there others who were good enough, for a time at least, to charge property taxes on boxers from a particular locale because he absolutely owned them?