100 Greatest Pound for Pound Boxers Of All Time:71. Wilfredo Gomez

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Wilfredo Gomez

71. Wilfred Gomez

Division: Super Bantamweight (122), Featherweight (126)

Record: 44-3-1

Years Active: 1974-1989

Another Puerto Rican legend, Wilfredo Gomez was a two-division world champion. He is considered, along with Carlos Zarate of Mexico, as one of the two greatest knockout punchers in the sub-lightweight divisions.

Both fighters had an identical KO win percentage (Gomez won 42 of 44 by KO, Zarate 63 of 66), and Zarate held more titles.

So why is Gomez ranked higher?

Well, for one, he had the longest consecutive KO streak (32) of any champion, and he also knocked out Zarate in the fifth round of their only head-to-head matchup.

(source: bleacherreport.com by Dave Carlson)

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