The heavyweight champion was considered the unofficial "baddest man on the planet," and the public rarely paid attention to the other weight classes.
It took great fighters such as Michael Carbajal, Chiquita Gonzalez, Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales and Ricardo "Finito" Lopez to elevate the popularity of the lighter-weight classes. These fighters competed from 106-126 pounds in their primes and they won over boxing fans with their speed, skill and punching power.
Now, it's MMA's turn.
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