One of the finest featherweights and boxing innovators to ever enter the ring, Willie Pep made it in our list of top 10 boxers of all time because of his smooth boxing skills. Living in the early days of boxing during 40s to 60s, he finished his historic career with a total of 229 wins with 65 knockouts.
His style is reminiscent of boxers like Manny Pacquiao and Ivan Calderon who popularized the sport today. Willie Pep is known to be an innovator of the sport, given his magnificent footwork, timing and excellent hand speed. He retired after suffering from an accident. He passed away at age 84 in 2006.