Puerto Rico is a small island located in the Caribbean that has produced some of the best boxers in history. From Wilfredo Gómez to Miguel Cotto, Puerto Rican fighters have proven to be some of the toughest, most talented fighters in the sport. Here are some of the best boxers from Puerto Rico.
Nicknamed "Bazooka," Gómez is widely regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time. He held the WBC Super Bantamweight title from 1977 to 1983, and the WBA Featherweight title from 1984 to 1985. Gómez's record of 44 wins, 3 losses, and 1 draw includes 42 knockouts.
Known as "Tito," Trinidad is a former three-weight world champion who held the WBA welterweight title from 1994 to 2000, the IBF welterweight title from 1997 to 2000, and the WBA middleweight title in 2001. He retired with a record of 42 wins, 3 losses, and 0 draws, with 35 wins by knockout.
Cotto held the WBO Super Lightweight title from 2004 to 2006, the WBA welterweight title from 2006 to 2008, the WBO welterweight title from 2009 to 2010, and the WBA Super Welterweight title from 2010 to 2012. He retired with a record of 41 wins, 6 losses, and 0 draws, with 33 wins by knockout.
Hector "Macho" Camacho
Camacho was a former three-weight world champion who held the WBC Super Featherweight title from 1983 to 1984, the WBC Lightweight title from 1985 to 1987, and the WBO Light Welterweight title from 1989 to 1991. He retired with a record of 79 wins, 6 losses, and 3 draws, with 38 wins by knockout.
Ortiz held the WBC and WBA Lightweight titles from 1962 to 1965, and regained the WBC title in 1966. He retired with a record of 61 wins, 7 losses, and 1 draw, with 30 wins by knockout.
These are just a few of the many talented boxers from Puerto Rico. They have all made a significant impact on the sport and are remembered as legends of the ring.