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In boxing the fighter attempts to win as many world championships as they can in various weight classes, occasionally getting up to 5 or 6 different titles becoming a multiple champ, that is a major accomplishment. The greater titles a boxer possesses at diverse weight classes the greater an sportsman he is considered, this can be a trend for pros to move up to a higher class as they get older.
A quintuple champ is a boxer that has gained world titles in a minimum of five distinct weight classes. Thomas Hearns was the 1st to actually turn into a quintuple world champion in boxing winning world titles at welterweight, super welter, middle, super middle, light heavy and cruiserweight. Hearns is actually thought to be one of the biggest knockout performers of all time as well as one of the very best boxers of modern day history, getting numerous awards all through his career just like the Fighter of the year granted to him in 1980 and 1984. Nicknamed "Hit Man" for his extraordinary punching power, Hearns lost only one time in his whole career as a result of his remarkable right hand and impressive left hook.
As well as Hearns there are several additional boxers that have gained titles in boxing coming from main sanctioning figures as well as the Ring like Ray Charles Leonard, Oscar De La Hoya, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.
Ray Charles Leonard, who acquired major world titles at welterweight, light middleweight, middleweight, super middleweight and light heavy weight, was named ‚"Boxer of the decade" for the 1980s and named fighter of the year by the Ring in 1979.
Oscar de la Hoya is yet another boxer who's regarded as one of the most renowned boxers of this generation; he has earned more money than any other boxer in the history of sport in Pay-per-view revenue. De La Hoya has gained 10 world titles in 6 various weight classes at super featherweight, lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight, light middleweight, middleweight.
Another professional boxer that is at the moment a five-division undefeated world champion is Floyd Mayweather, Jr. A lot of important sports and boxing internet websites consider him to be the top pound-for-pound boxer on the globe, as well as additionally becoming one of the top compensated sports athletes of 2012 as outlined by Forbes. His following bought is going to be on September fourteenth in Las Vegas, The state of Nevada versus No. 10 ranked pound for pound, Welterweight champ Saul "Canelo" Alvarez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Manny Pacquiao, who is the 2nd top paid athlete in the world, is the 1st and only one to have won boxing titles in 8 different weight divisions so far. Pac-Man was referred to as "fighter of the decade" for the 2000s by the boxing writers association of America, and also "fighter of the year" in 2006, 2008 and 2009 presented by the Ring and the BWAA.
Lastly, One boxer that is thought to be among the best Pound-for-Pound of this generation is Juan Manuel "Dinamita" Marquez, he'll be combating this approaching October 12th in Vegas, Nevada at the Thomas & Mack Center versus Timothy Bradley.
Marquez's absolute goal is to join this particular unique "club" of quintuple champs and earn his fifth title at the welterweight division. Does he have what it takes to defeat Timothy Bradley? We will have to see that for ourselves this fall, Bradley vs. Marquez Tickets remain available for you to check out this bout in the flesh!