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The Deputy Sheriff is one of the best light heavyweights in boxing history. He knocked out Dick Tiger for the 175 pound crown and made 14 defenses of his championship. Foster also fought several times as a heavyweight but found little success in that division. Known for his destructive power in both hands and for being able to out box his foes from a distance. Foster retired with a record of 56-8-1 with 46 knockouts on his ledger. Foster was tall and rangy for his weight class and he usually dominated his foes. Foster is the only boxer to cut Muhammad Ali during his entire ring career.
Bob Fosters best wins were against Dick Tiger, Pierre Fourie, Mark Tessman and Mike Quarry.
Bob Foster vs. Dick Tiger
Johnny Tapia's Best Wins
Mi Vida Loca was a 5 time boxing chamion and won titles in the jr. bantamweight, bantamweight and featherweight divisions. Tapia retired with a record of 59-5-2 with 30 knockouts. Known for his heart, passion and chin but he also had excellent boxing skills. Tapia fought them all and even when he lost the bouts were fierce battles. Johnny Tapia is the most loved boxer from New Mexico and one of the most respected boxers in history. Tapia has a sad backstory and the fact that he overcame so much hardship to become a champ endeared him to the fans.
Johnny Tapia's biggest victories came from besting Danny Romero, Manuel Medina, Jorge Julio and Henry Martinez.
Johnny Tapia vs. Marco Antonio Barrera
The Golden Boy was a top 135 pound boxer in the lightweight division in his prime. He retired with a mark of 90-20-6 with 62 knockouts. Aragon had a one hitter quitter and a solid offense but he took to many head shots. A fan favorite without a doubt, Aragon was a regular on television because his good looks and fighting style brought nice ratings. He never won a championship but he was a tough boxer who was relevant for years. In many other era's Aragon would have won a title and dfended it several times at the least.
Art Aragon's best achievements came from winning bouts over Cisco Andrade, Jimmy Carter, Don Jordan and Art Soto.
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El Zurdo was a junior middleweight prizefighter who retired sorting a resume of 21-3 with 15 knockouts. As an amateur he was a National Amateur Champion 9 times and his record reads 86-5. His career as an amateur was a success but as a pro Sanchez fell somewhat short. He had descent pop in his shots but his ability to take shots and come storming back is his best asset. In my opinion he could have achieved more with different trainers and promoters.
Ray Sanchez's best victories came from defeating Rob Adamson, Shad Howard and James Johnson.
Bob Foster Career Highlights (Video)
Austin Trout (Las Cruces, NM)
No Doubt is the former junior middleweight world champion and he was a top shelf amateur boxer as well. Trout is still active and his current record stands at 28-2 with 15 knockouts. Trout has solid offensive skills and he is good at keeping opponents at bay with his jab and movement. Trout had a string of setbacks in 2014 losing to Canelo Alvarez and Erislandy Landy. He is young enough to turn things around though. Trout can beat B and C level boxers but he just can not quite get to the elite level. Trout is no quitter and he will give everything he has to become a champion once more.
Austin Trout's top wins came from besting Miguel Cotto, Rigoberto Alvarez, David Lopez and Delvin Rodriguez.
Austin Trout vs. Miguel Cotto
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Red Hot is an active fighter who fights as a lightweight and as a jr. welterweight boxer. His current record stands at 33-15-1 with 6 knockouts to his credit. A gatekeeper type of boxer who can give most boxers problems on his best day. Frankel does not hit very hard but he has relatively quick hands and feet. Frankel has lost to the best and he also has dropped some close and in some cases controversial decisions.
Robert Frankel's biggest accomplishments came from beating Raul Carrillo, Ricardo Dominguez, Bobby Pacquaio and Michael Stewart.
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Chiquita is a former Light Flyweight, Flyweight and Super Flyweight world champion. She retired with a record of 13-9-5 with 3 knockout wins. Gonzalez possessed excellent ring generalship punctuated by a stiff and accurate jab. Her record belies the fact that she was a world class women's boxer.
Delia Gonzalez's best victories came courtesy of defeating Juana Vega, Anissa Zamarron and Yolanda Gonzalez.
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Johnny Tapia Tribute (Video)
Birthplace of Johnny Tapia (Albuquerque, NM)
Victoria Cisneros fought as a super welterweight and her final tally is 11-17-2 with 4 knockouts on her docket. She was a good boxer with descent skills especially on offense. Most of her losses came to champions or top contenders. She always entered the squared circle in great condition and she gave her all each and every time out.
The biggest wins of Victoria Cisneros' career came from topping Paty Ramirez, Terri Blair and Kita Watkins.
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