Originally Posted by dbader08
Maybe some of the tougest fighters in history come from mexico, but looking at things broadly, in no way is saying "The best fighters in history come from Mexico" anywhere close to being accurate.
Julio Cesar Chavez was a beast but other than that who is there, really? Oscar De La Hoya is not one of the best imo, lost almost every big fight he was in and looked for a way out in his toughest fights. He beat JCC when he was an old man.
Clearly you never really followed boxing. He had 10 world titles in 6 weight classes. He was past his prime when he lost to Pacman and Mayweather, he never should have gone so far up in weight to fight Hopkins, Mosely was caught juicing, and put a clinic on Trinidad but was wrong end of one of the worst robberies in boxing history. Not only did De La Hoya fight and beat top quality opponents, but even his losses helped establish him as one of the best fighters of his era. His victory over a steroid-fueled Vargas is considered a classic. He's stopped Gatti. He's stopped Mayorga. He even beat a prime Ike Quartey. He even has a victory over Sweet Pea Whitaker (controversial), who is considered one of the (if not the most) greatest defensive boxers of all time.
And as far as your statement about "who else is there" besides JCC...
Jose Luis Castillo (the only guy who has ever beaten Mayweather, despite what those corrupt judges said)
Marco Antonio Barrera
Ricardo Lopez (51-0)