This article seeks to give the top 10 greatest Puerto Rican Boxers of all time. Puerto Rico has produced top boxing stars in every decade since the 1930s. Carlos Ortiz was the top lightweight champion of the 1960s and Wilfredo Gomez emerged in the late 1970s as one of the great pound-for-pound punchers in the sport’s history. In the past 20 years, nobody has sold anywhere near as many tickets at Madison Square Garden as Cotto and Felix Trinidad.
Here are the Greatest Puerto Rican Boxers ever
10. Edwin Rosario (1979 – 1997)
Edwin “Chapo” Rosario, March 15, 1963 – December 1, 1997, was a world champion professional boxer who competed from 1979 to 1997. He won the lightweight championship of the world three times, as the WBC lightweight champion (1983–84), and the WBA champion (1986–87) and (1989–90). Rosario won a 4th world championship after moving up to the junior welterweight division by claiming the WBA title, holding that crown from 1991 to 1992.
Rosario was posthumously inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2006.
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