Greatest Latino Fighter?

Discussion in 'Boxing Discussion' started by gomajiri, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. gomajiri Guest

    Boxing has an exceptionally long and storied Latino tradition. As a result, many Latin countries have developed and exported innumerable boxers of the highest pedigree.

    So it begs the question, who is perhaps the greatest Latino fighter? I understand that the term "greatest" can be defined in a plethora of ways. However, please feel free to contribute in whatever way you see fit.

    Perhaps like no other tradition, Latin boxing has always been associated with fighting for God and country. It is my belief that Julio Cesar Chavez personified this tradition like none other.

    Other notable Latino fighters:

    Monzon
    Duran
    Sanchez
    Arguello

    Feel free to substantiate your responses.
     
  2. Seano Hands of bone

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2005
    Messages:
    115,546
    Likes Received:
    2,253
    Location:
    the sticks
    Chavez.
     
  3. Too $hort Guest

    no duran then chavez.
     
  4. Tobacco --------------------------------------------------

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2007
    Messages:
    13,793
    Likes Received:
    495
    Duran
    Monzon
    Chavez
    Arguello

    In that order. I'm too lazy to substantiate :)
     
  5. Kansas <img src="http://i55.tinypic.com/2ah8emu.gif">

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2006
    Messages:
    11,024
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Kansas City
    Robert O. Duran for sure...
     
  6. Zodiak_Killer Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2004
    Messages:
    581
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Great White North
    Ruiz.

    sorry, I'm leaving.
     
  7. BR Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Messages:
    1,636
    Likes Received:
    0
    I think it's Duran, simply because of his longevity and what he did as he moved up. Having said that, I would say P4P Ricardo Lopez is a better fighter than Duran. He just wasnt able to accomplish what Duran did because of the divisions he was in.
     
  8. Tobacco --------------------------------------------------

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2007
    Messages:
    13,793
    Likes Received:
    495
    I'm possibly the biggest Ricardo Lopez fan in the world, but no, he wasn't better than Duran. :icon_cry2
     
  9. BR Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Messages:
    1,636
    Likes Received:
    0
    Skills wise I beg to differ. Mythical P4P match-up I think Lopez beats Duran.
     
  10. GlassJaw SBC hustler.

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2005
    Messages:
    6,542
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Buck Owens, CA
    Duran is god.
     
  11. Tobacco --------------------------------------------------

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2007
    Messages:
    13,793
    Likes Received:
    495
    Ha, I think that sums it up pretty well.

    Living Legend. A title not bestowed on many fighters.
     
  12. Kwazy Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2008
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    de la hoya woo hoo!
     
  13. BigNogFTW Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2007
    Messages:
    652
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Philippines
    toss up between Duran and Chavez
     
  14. DirtyArmbar Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2008
    Messages:
    261
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
  15. BobbyBrez Brown Belt

    Joined:
    May 12, 2006
    Messages:
    4,572
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Boston & Vegas
    Sir, I love the sig. Actually, love isn't strong enough, I adore it.
     
  16. Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2005
    Messages:
    41,794
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Vegas
    I'll take Monzon over Duran. Monzon never had the periods of drastic weight issues, or complacency in the ring, never quit, and never got starched, and even in his last fight he went 15 rounds for a unified belt.
     
  17. prontostar Gymmy TUNDAH!

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2003
    Messages:
    7,593
    Likes Received:
    0
  18. Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2005
    Messages:
    41,794
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Vegas
    lol Why Chavez? I think Duran and Monzon both have more quality wins individually than Chavez, even with his huge record. And considering his inability to walk away from the game, every year he fought on detracted him to some degree even in the minds of his own people (though not the hearts).
     
  19. JMart Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2004
    Messages:
    3,111
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Houston
    Jose "Pipino" Cuevas

    Oscar Bonavena

    Ruben Olivares
     
  20. Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2005
    Messages:
    41,794
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Vegas

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.