September 22, 2021

2. Sergio Martinez

Sergio Martinez, can be considered this century’s first pugilist porteño powerhouse. In a steady but quiet rise to prominence, the now retired middleweight boxer won a total of 10 major, minor and regional titles over 15 years. With convincing victories over Paul Williams, Kelly Pavlik and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Martinez was for a time ranked as one of the three best pound-for-pound boxers in the world, with only Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao ahead of him. Raised in Quilmes, a town on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Maravilla amassed a record of 51 wins with only three defeats. His four plus year reign as middleweight champion ranks as one of the longest in middleweight history.

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