Who were the top 10 light welters of all-time?

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Ranking the best light welter at No.1 the second best at No.2 etc. who were the top 10 light welters of all-time?
     
  2. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Bye for now! banned Full Member

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    JCC-1
    Pryor-2
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  3. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    That looks pretty good too me. I would say Duran and Armstrong would have been at the top of the list had they competed there at length.
     
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  4. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Napoles would be up there too.
     
  5. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Cervantes as well.
     
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  6. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Absolutely.
     
  7. KeedCubano

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    #10. Duilio Loi
    #09. Wilfred Benitez
    #08. Aaron Pryor
    #07. Eddie Perkins
    #06. Jose Napoles
    #05. Julio Cesar Chavez
    #04. Carlos Ortiz
    #03. Antonio Cervantes
    #02. Nicolino Locche
    #01. Barney Ross
     
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  9. Saad54

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    1- Antonio Cervantes
    2- Aaron Pryor
    3- JC Chavez
    4- Nicolino Loche
    5- Wilfred Benitez
    6- Saoul Mamby
    6- Pernell Whitaker
    7- Oscar De la Hoya
    8- Frankie Randall
    9- Floyd Mayweather
    10- Kostya Tzyu

    Honorable Mention; Meldrick Taylor
     
  10. ron davis

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    Not in any order
    Carlos Ortiz
    SSR
    Chavez
    Ted Kid Lewis
    Benitez
    Davey Day, Check out The Ring Magazine 1937,1938, 1939 annuals ratings, and by virtue of a few Champions that wouldn't fight him, Canzoneri ( The Illinois Boxing Commission will not give Title recognition to Canzoneri until he conquers Davey Day, Chairman Joe Triner, George Getz and Packey McFarland.
    Day fought Champion Lou Ambers in a non-title fight in 1937 and was robbed. Ambers taking heavy punishment in last three rds. and the bell saved him from getting knockout. The Referee giving Mr. Day the nod.
    Armstrong vs. Davey Day Welterweight Title (they were both lightweights) Day was a fill -in for Montanez (who didn't want to fight Hank) on short notice. Day didn't have a warm up fight 4 months. He lost the fight at 2:49 of the 12th rd TKO. Referee looked at Armstrongs bloody face and said, "You can rest now." Armstrong was helped out of the ring, suffering broken left hand, right severely bruised, deep gash left eye lid, side of his face look like chopped liver. Davey went home to Chicago with a sore eye. Armstrong and Ambers were both offered $35,000 for Day rematch, neither wanted any part of Davey. In 1940 the N.B.A. told Ambers if he doesn't fight Davey Day on 3/22/1940 as scheduled, he'll be stripped of hisTitle, and was! The NYSAC broke with the N.B.A. and kept Ambers as their Champion. Add on Jenkins and Zivic who wouldn't fight Mr.Day. Google Armstrong vs. Davey Day, and read the description of photo of Day and manager getting off the train in NY to fight Pedro Montanez the #1 welterweight contender (147 lbs) and was the 3/1 favorite. Day came in at 136 1/2 lbs and ripped out his eye, referee stopping the slaughter in the 8th rd winning by TKO. Day was ahead of Montanez in the match. Mike Jacobs made this fight as an elimination bout for the winner to fight Armstrong, when he returns from London. Guess what Mike Jacobs bypassed Davey and let Montanez (the loser) to fight his Golden Goose. All of this information is verified from newspaper clippings of unbiased scribes.
     
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  11. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    That is true, most of his lengthy career( 1958-1975) he fought in the 140 lb category in the 1960's before moving up to 147 lbs, and taking the Welterweight title from Curtis Cokes in April 1969.
     
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  12. AwardedSteak863

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    This might just be the best list yet.
     
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  13. JohnThomas1

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    Absolutely Rich.
     
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