The Ten Greatest Bantamweight Boxers in History
Bantamweight is a division that has seen many ebbs and flows during its history. Sometimes it’s hot, sometimes it’s not. One constant, however, is that this division constantly churns out compelling fighters. While the Top 10 might not be able to compete in terms of star-power with some of the more glamorous divisions, 118 has perhaps the deepest Top 30 of all divisions. No less than two dozen bantamweights can make a case for being on this list.
Here are the ten best to ever do it at bantamweight, and as always, feel free to chime in with your comments, opposing views, or maybe even agreement.
1. Carlos Zarate (1970-1988)
Though not often given the top spot in all-time bantamweight rankings, one cannot argue that Zarate was the most dominant of all Bantamweight Champions. Let’s get this out of the way early--he didn’t lose to Lupe Pintor. The 1979 decision might have gone Pintor’s way, ended Zarate’s reign, and sent him into a 7-year...