The Greatest Filipino Professional Boxers of the New Millennium
All throughout the history of boxing, several Filipino professional fighters became boxing legends and member of “Hall of Fame”. Among the most prestigious Filipino boxers of the past were Gabriel” Flash” Elorde who was inducted in the Boxing Hall of Fame, Pancho Villa who was also elected in the Boxing Hall of Fame and others.
Needless to say, Manny Pacquiao is considered as the greatest Filipino boxer ever. Here are the greatest ring gladiators in our present time aside from Paquiao.
Nonito Donaire Jr.
Another Filipino-American professional boxer is Nonito Donaire, Jr. This 4-division world champion was the former WBO, the Ring, and Diamond Super Bantamweight champion. He also won the IBF Super Bantamweight, WBC and WBO Bantamweight, WBC and WBO Bantamweight, Interim WBA Super Flyweight and IBF Flyweight titles. With these impressive boxing records, he is regarded next to Manny Pacquiao as the greatest boxers of the new millennium.
Brian Viloria who is a Filipino-American professional boxer became WBO and WBA flyweight champion, WBC light flyweight champion, the WBC Light Flyweight and IBF Junior Flyweight champion of the world. With his records, Viloria can be considered one of the greatest Pinoy boxers of the new millennium.
Other promising and rising Filipino boxers who can be great given the right opportunity are the following:
Marvin Sonsona – former WBO Super Flyweight champion
John Riel Casimero – Current IBF Junior Flyweight and former WBO Light Flyweight Interim champion
Jundy Maraon – current WBO Asia Pacific bantamweight champion
Rolando Magbanua – current interim WBO Oriental bantamweight champion
Sylvester Lopez –current WBC Silver Super Flyweight Champion and is also the former WBC International Super Flyweight Champion.