Doug Fischer

10: Best middleweight titleholders of the last 50 years

 

8. Mike McCallum

Record: 49-5-1, 36 knockouts

Years active: 1981-1997

Title reign: 1989-1991 (WBA); three defenses

International Boxing Hall of Fame induction: 2003

Style: Skilled boxer-puncher

Strengths: Intelligence, textbook technique, accuracy, stamina, jab, hook, right hand, body attack, and iron chin (never knocked out).

Why’s he ranked? The former junior middleweight titleholder from Jamaica took on many of the top middleweights of the early 1990s and beat them all except for James Toney, who he almost beat in their classic first bout.

Who did he fight? Titleholders Toney (D 12, L 12), Sumbu Kalambay (L 12, W 12) and Steve Collins (W 12).

Also faced: Top-10 contenders Herol Graham (W 12) and Michael Watson (KO 11).

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