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Simply thinking of 10 great welterweights is not overtly difficult, but filtering them exclusively to Americans eliminates some of the obvious choices and becomes much more challenging.
Ted “Kid” Lewis: (233-41-25, 80 KOs) – England
Jimmy McLarnin: (55-11-3, 21 KOs) – Ireland
Emile Griffith: (85-24-2, 23KOs) – Virgin Islands
Jose Napoles: (81-7, 54 KOs) – Cuba
Kid Gavilan: (108-30-5, 28 KOs)- Cuba
Joe Walcott: (95-25-24, 61 KOs)- Barbados
Luis Rodriguez: (107-13, 49 KOs) – Cuba
From our Founding Fighting Forefathers to the Magnificent Modern Maulers the following is a 10 bell salute to the very best American born 147 pounders ever to liberate an opponent from their senses.