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The Best Bantamweight Boxers of All Time  

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The best bantamweight boxers of all time are the best men to ever enter the ring and compete at the weight class, which has limited participants to 118 pounds or 53.5 kilograms since its formation in 1894. Featuring world champions and fan favorites, many of these best bantamweight boxers are also among the best boxers of all time.

Like many sports, those deemed the best are some of those who were the first to see success when the sport, or in this case weight class, was introduced. George Dixon, Terry McGovern, Pete Herman and Joe Lynch are some of the men who increased the popularity of the sport and the class with their success during the early 20th century.

But the boxer who is described by many as the very best bantamweight boxer of all time saw his time in the spotlight later in the century in the 1960s. Brazilian boxer Eder Jofre, who is also one of the best featherweight boxers of all time, competed in 87 fights between 1957 and 1976, winning 72 of them including several which earned him championships.

There are many more where that came from though and to this day there are plenty of great bantamweight boxers looking to put their name on this list too. Think a name deserves to be here or be in a different spot? Add or vote for your favorite bantamweight boxers below!
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Éder Jofre is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bantamweight Boxers of All Time
age 83
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Manny Pacquiáo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bantamweight Boxers of All Time
aries-magbutay added age 41
3
Rubén Olivares is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bantamweight Boxers of All Time
4
Wilfredo Gómez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bantamweight Boxers of All Time
Hiram Toro added age 63
5
Carlos Zárate Serna is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bantamweight Boxers of All Time
6
Fighting Harada is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bantamweight Boxers of All Time
7
Jeff Fenech is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bantamweight Boxers of All Time
age 55
8
Lionel Rose is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bantamweight Boxers of All Time
Spike54 added Dec. at 63 (1948-2011)
9
Manuel Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bantamweight Boxers of All Time
Dec. at 54 (1916-1970)
10
Panama Al Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bantamweight Boxers of All Time
Dec. at 49 (1902-1951)
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Orlando Canizales is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bantamweight Boxers of All Time
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Terry McGovern is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bantamweight Boxers of All Time
Dec. at 38 (1880-1918)
13
Marco Antonio Barrera is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bantamweight Boxers of All Time
mohamedali432 added age 45
14
George Dixon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bantamweight Boxers of All Time
Dec. at 38 (1870-1908)
15
Hozumi Hasegawa is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bantamweight Boxers of All Time
hokima.joehou.entertainment added Hozumi Hasegawa age 39
16
Jeff Chandler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bantamweight Boxers of All Time
age 63
17
Alfonso Zamora is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bantamweight Boxers of All Time
18
Jimmy Carruthers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bantamweight Boxers of All Time
Dec. at 61 (1929-1990)
19
Naseem Hamed is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bantamweight Boxers of All Time
mohamedali432 added age 45
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Rafael Márquez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bantamweight Boxers of All Time
21
Miguel
darren-bell added Miguel "Happy" Lora age 58
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Joe Lynch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bantamweight Boxers of All Time
Dec. at 67 (1898-1965)
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Pete Sanstol is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bantamweight Boxers of All Time
Pete Sanstol Dec. at 77 (1905-1982)
24
Veeraphol Sahaprom is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bantamweight Boxers of All Time
25
Sixto Escobar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bantamweight Boxers of All Time
Sixto Escobar Dec. at 66 (1913-1979)