Those of you who know me personally know I live boxing every day of my life and have for the past 50 years. I have used this website as a bright beacon to give you my very best in boxing; that is my intent, my only intent.
I receive a lot of fan mail that is sent to my email address, and I truly respect every opinion from each of you. I am intrigued by many comments and it’s my honor to be able to respond with my own personal opinion and truthfulness.
There was one comment I received that I must share with you (see below) from Antonio Santiago in Puerto Rico. He said some nice things and touched on a subject that I have had many ask me about: who are the greatest Mexican born boxers of all time.
For my fan base that might have missed the feature article covering that subject, my producer, John Boitnott, will post it in full detail again in about ten days for your viewing on this website.
For the record, in my opinion, the top Mexican-born boxers of all time at the pinnacle of their careers (alphabetically) are Miguel Canto, Julio Cesar Chavez, Ricardo Lopez, Ruben Olivares, Vicente Saldivar, Salvador Sanchez, and Carlos Zarate.
The key words are “Mexican born”. I have had people ask me about Jose Napoles, Pancho Villa, Carlos Ortiz, Manuel Ortiz… they are certainly worthy, but none were born in Mexico.
For the record, in my opinion, the greatest Puerto Rican-born boxer is Wilfredo Gomez (I have had many ask me that, as well) with Felix Trinidad right behind him at number two.
In closing, I would like to bring two items of boxing interest to your attention:
(1) My friend J.J. Johnston, along with his associate Nick Beck, have written a book that every boxing fan will enjoy called “Babyface and Pop”. It is the true story of one of the greatest champions in boxing history, Jimmy McLarnin.
(2) Another boxing website that I fully support, and its founder and president Edgar Gonzalez, who does an excellent job, is www.MyBoxingFans.com. I encourage you to check out.
I strive to bring you the best in boxing and thank you for your loyalty to this website. May God bless each and every one of you – thank you!