1.Willie Pep- hard to argue with that kind of longevity.
2.Young Griffo- I did a lot of research on this guy and he was unreal. Even defensive master Jim Corbett called him "a marvel". He made hall of fame champions George Dixon, Joe Gans, Jack McAuliffe and George Kid Lavigne all look like they were swinging at nothing.
3.Nicolino Locche- Severely overlooked. He was like Pep and Griffo in that he stood right in your face and STILL made you miss. If champs like Carlos Ortiz, Antonio Cervantes, Joe Brown, Ismael Laguna and Eddie Perkins have trouble hitting you, you're doing something right.
5.Pernell Whitaker- though he was less effective defensively after he left the 135 lb class.
6.Wilfred Benitez- Fought like a mongoose taunting a cobra.
7.Jim Corbett- Father of modern "hit and not be hit" boxing
9.Marlon Starling- Prototype for Wright's turtle shell defense.
Honorable mentions. Ike Weir
Whom would you folks add/replace?