Top Fighters of the 1970s: Chicago
A bit of a confession for the masses: Aside from Clubber Lang, it was extraordinarily difficult to compile a list of solid—if not known—professional boxers from the great city of Chicago. Now, of course, that’s not in any way to say that Chicago isn’t a great fighting town because, without a doubt, it is. Depending on which version of history you choose to believe, the town very well may be the birthplace of what boxing fans everywhere have come to know as the Golden Gloves tournament (let the raucous rebuttals ensue). Chicago is a great fight town filled with the struggles and battles of some of the best amateur boxing the country as ever seen.
Add to that the fact that Chicago was the site of many a great fight, and it’s impossible to have a review of great fighters of any decade without including the “Second City.” Consider all the amateur fighters of Chicago’s storied past to make up the unofficial five-slot on this list.
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