6. Carmen Basilio

Years active: 1948-61

Fight Record: 56-16-7, 27 KO

Championships: welterweight (2x), middleweight

Carmen Basilio was a two weight world champion. He won the welterweight title in 1955-56 and again in 1956-57 and secured the world middleweight title in 1957-58. Nobody gave more to boxing than Basilio. Blessed with heart and determination, the hard-as-nails fighter was never involved in a dull fight. He competed in eleven world title fights, of which five were voted Ring Magazine Fight of the Year. Sugar Ray Robinson admitted that Basilio gave him his toughest fight of all in his glittering 202 bout career. The Hall of Fame boxer beat world champions Ike Williams, Tony De Marco twice, Johnny Saxton twice and Don Jordan and Sugar Ray Robinson.

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