Added on: 23rd Nov 2014
Jeff Fenech is one of the “hottest” boxing products Australia
has ever produced. During the ‘80s the “mad” Aussie managed to
become a world champion in three different weight divisions
(Bantamweight, Super Bantamweight, and Featherweight) by beating
fellow boxing legends as Carlos Zarate and Azumah Nelson.
Ken Buchanan is the greatest boxer in Scottish history thanks
to his truly brave and fan-pleasing boxing style. He captured
the Lightweight World title back in the early seventies by beating
Ismael Laguna twice but later lost his title to the greatest lightweight
boxer of all time, the one and only Roberto Duran, in a fight that
is usually included in the supreme boxing bouts of all time.
Max Schmeling was a legendary German boxer who was the
heavyweight champion of the world between 1930 and 1932.
Unfortunately and despite not being a fan of Nazi ideology, Hitler
used his boxing success for his political and racial propaganda. His two
epic fights with American legend Joe Louis in 1936, which Schmeling won,
and 1938 which Louis won, became worldwide cultural and political events
because of the intense socio-political era during which they took place.
If you grew up in the ‘90s and even if you weren’t a big boxing fan
there’s still a good chance you heard the name “Prince” Naseem Hamed.
The former WBO, WBC, IBF, and lineal featherweight champion is
without a doubt one of the most impressive boxers of our generation
and one of the greatest showmen the sport has ever produced,
with his boxing antics and sensational ring entrances becoming
part of boxing’s pop culture and legacy.
Anton Christoforidis was not a flamboyant fighter but he
got the job done. During his prime he defeated fellow all-time greats
Ceferino Garcia, Jimmy Bivins, and Lou Brouillard. In 1941 he made
history when he became the first world boxing champion from Greece by
beating Melio Bettina, in a fight that had a heavy political background
just like the Louis vs. Schmeling fights. Christoforidis
fought against an Italian-American boxer for the world title while his
country was under siege by Mussolini’s fascist forces and his victory
was seen and celebrated as more than just a mere sports victory.
After Pascual Pérez won the gold medal for his country at the
1948 Olympic boxing tournament in London, he went on to
become Argentina’s first-ever professional boxing champ when he
captured the world title in 1954 against a Japanese fighter in Japan.
He went undefeated for his first 51 fights and held the title for over
six years. He is considered the second-greatest flyweight boxer in
history behind only the great Jimmy Wilde.
Die-hard boxing fans usually refer to Azumah Nelson as the greatest
boxer to ever come from Africa and the Ghanaian “Lion” did
everything he could to prove them right. For over a decade
(1984 to 1997) Nelson was Featherweight and Super Featherweight world
champion and his unforgettable bouts with Jeff Fenech, Pernell Whitaker,
and the great Mexican warrior, Salvador Sánchez, are considered
all-time classic material in the boxing world.
Kostya Tszyu was one of the very first former Soviet boxers to flee
to the free world so he could pursue a professional career in boxing
back in the early ‘90s. So after he won gold in two Amateur World
Championships for the USSR he moved to Australia and won
several world titles on a professional level and The Ring magazine
named him the greatest junior welterweight boxer of the
After Gennady “GGG” Golovkin won a gold medal at the 2003
World Amateur Championships and silver at the 2004 Olympics
in Athens, he pursued a professional career and since then has become
the fans’ favourite boxer. He’s been undefeated in 30 bouts and is
the reigning WBA and IBO middleweight world champion with an impressive
90 percent knockout rate, which is the highest KO ratio in middleweight