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10) Wilfredo Vasquez
One-of -six Puerto Rican boxers to have achieved world titles in three different divisions.
9) Pedro Montanez
Pedro is considered one of the greatest fighters to never win a World championship. He got close but lost a tight decision to Champion Lou Ambers. He owned a win over Ambers in a non-title fight.
8) Edwin Rosario
Rosario lost a controversial decision to Hector Camacho in June of 1986. He went on to beat Howard Davis Jr and Livingstone Bramble. He split fights with Frankie Randall, Juan Nazario, and Jose Luis Ramirez.
7) Jose Torres
Torres beat Willie Pastrano to capture the light heavyweight world championship in 1965. Torres’ 1966 victory over Eddie Cotton was The Ring’s Fight of the Year.
6) Hector Camacho
Camacho was a three-division world champion. He beat such stars of his era as Jose Luis Ramirez, Edwin Rosario, Ray Mancini, and Cornelius Boza-Edwards. Camacho’s best weight was at 135 pounds and lower at that weight he was as fast as anybody that ever stepped into the ring. He proved how tough he was against DeLa Hoya and Chavez going the distance with both of the Mexican legends.
5) Miguel Cotto
Cotto became the first Puerto Rican to win titles in four different divisions. The highly popular Cotto-owned wins over the likes of Zab Judah and Shane Mosley, maybe his biggest victory was over at the time Middleweight champion Sergio Martinez.
4) Felix Trinidad
Trinidad was a three-division world champion, capturing titles at welterweight, light middleweight, and middleweight. He never lost a fight below 160 pounds. In the year 2000, Felix was named fighter of the year by The Ring Magazine and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Trinidad owned wins over Hector Camacho, Pernell Whitaker, and Oscar De La Hoya. He moved up to 154 and beat Fernando Vargas for the belt, then went up to 160 and became a champion thereby beating William Joppy.
3) Wilfred Benitez
Benitez won the WBA light welterweight title from Antonio Cervantes when he was just 17. At the time, Cervantes was a veteran of nearly 90 professional fights. He also beat Carlos Palomino before losing to Sugar Ray Leonard. Benitez lost a close decision to Thomas Hearns and decisively beat Roberto Duran.
2) Wilfredo Gomez
Gomez was one of the most devastating punchers in Boxing history and at one time defended his title 17 straight times all by Knockout! Gomez boasts wins over Rocky Lockridge, Juan LaPorte, Lupe Pintor, Juan Meza, Carlos Zarate, and Alberto Davila.
1) Carlos Ortiz
Ortiz was the second Puerto Rican to become a world champion winning three world titles during his career, two of them in the lightweight division and one in the welters. Beat Sugar Ramos, Ismael Laguna, Flash Elorde, and fought a draw with the great Nicollino Locche and most in attendance booed the decision, feeling that Ortiz had been robbed.