First Boxing Champions From Their Country

다운로드

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian / dmboxing.com

Many have asked me this question:  Who were the first fighters from the different countries around the globe to be a title claimant to a world championship 대용량 이미지 파일 다운로드?  The fighters on this list were born in the country concerned, though some may have emigrated later to other lands.  Here listed are the major nations, the fighter, the year of winning their title, and the weight division of each champion 다운로드.

Algeria – Marcel Cerdan (1948) Middleweight

Argentina – Pascual Perez (1954) Flyweight

Australia – Young Griffo (1890) Featherweight

Austria – Jack Root (1903) Light Heavyweight

Barbados – Joe Walcott (1901) Welterweight

Brazil – Eder Jofre (1960) Bantamweight

Canada – George LaBlanche (1889) Middleweight

Colombia – Antonio Cervantes (1972) Junior Welterweight

Cuba – Kid Chocolate (1931) Junior Lightweight

Denmark – Battling Nelson (1908) Lightweight

Dominican Republic – Carlos Cruz (1968) Lightweight

France – Georges Carpentier (1920) Light Heavyweight

Germany – Max Schmeling (1930) Heavyweight

Ghana – David Kotey (1975) Featherweight

Greece – Anton Christoforidis (1941) Light Heavyweight

Ireland – Jack “Nonpareil” Dempsey (1884) Middleweight

Italy – Johnny Dundee (1921) Junior Lightweight

Japan – Yoshio Shirai (1952) Flyweight

Mexico – Baby Arizmendi (1932) Featherweight

New Zealand – Billy Murphy (1890) Featherweight

Nicaragua – Alexis Arguello (1974) Featherweight

Nigeria – Hogan “Kid” Bassey (1957) Featherweight

Panama – Panama Al Brown (1929) Bantamweight

Philippines – Pancho Villa (1923) Flyweight

Puerto Rico – Sixto Escobar (1934) Bantamweight

South Africa – Vic Toweel (1950) Bantamweight

South Korea – Kim Ki-Soo (1966) Middleweight

Spain – Baltazar Sangchilli (1935) Bantamweight

Sweden – Ingemar Johansson (1959) Heavyweight

Switzerland – Frank Erne (1899) Lightweight

Thailand – Pone Kingpetch (1960) Flyweight

Uganda – Ayub Kalule (1979) Junior Middleweight

United Kingdom – Ike Weir (1889) Featherweight

United States – Paddy Duffy (1888) Welterweight

USSR – Louis “Kid” Kaplin (1925) Featherweight

Virgin Islands – Emile Griffith (1961) Welterweight

Yugoslavia – Mate Parlov (1978) Light Heavyweight

One thought on “First Boxing Champions From Their Country

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.