Greatest Lightweights In Boxing History: Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker

Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker

18 Nov 1995: Pernell Whitaker and Jake Rodriguez are ready for action during the bout. Whitaker won the fight with a knockout in the sixth round. Mandatory Credit: Al Bello /Allsport

Robert checks in with the second greatest lightweight of all time, Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker.

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Greatest Lightweights In Boxing History: Benny Leonard

Benny Leonard

(Original Caption) Ready for the Hardest Comeback Fight. Pompton Lakes, N.J.: Here’s Benny Leonard, once the greatest of lightweight kings, as he appears at present in training for his fight with Jimmy McLarnin. It will be the hardest bout on his comeback program. He’s a bit balder, slower now, but still just as cagey a ring generalissimo as he was in the old days. This is how Benny says he will look to McLarnin.

Robert Silva is back with his list of the greatest boxers ever per division. This time, he catches us up on Benny Leonard.

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