The Top Teenage Fighters in Boxing History
Every now and then, a teenage phenom is able to break through the ranks of professional boxing, becoming not just a prospect to watch in the future, but a full-fleged champion and world-beater. Today, stars such as Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Adrien "The Problem" Broner are each in their early 20s, and enjoying amazing success at a young age. Even so, they're long in the tooth compared to the greatest teenage boxers of all-time.
“El Radar” winning a world title at17 years old is one of those things that still amazes you no matter how many times you hear it. He didn’t just beat anyone, either. By beating Antonio “Kid Pambele” Cervantes, a 122-fight veteran, he beat a guy who was probably the best 140-pounder ever up until that point. To illustrate that Cervantes was still effective, he later regained the title and registered 6 more defenses.
The WBA Junior Welterweight Champion, still 17, defended the ti...