6 WILLIE PEP – MIDDLETOWN
Former professional boxer Willie Pep from Middletown, CT. Now I’m sure not many people may know who Pep is but, he has one of the greatest boxing records of all-time. Pep spent his career in the Featherweight class and was best known for his speed. Pep’s career record was 229-11-1 with 65 knockouts. Pep was known as one of the greatest boxers in the 20th century. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. Pep was voted the best Featherweight boxer of the 20th century by the associated press. Pep was voted the best featherweight boxer of all-time by the International Boxing Research Organization in 2005. Not many people may know him now but, Pep will go down in history as one of the greatest boxers of all-time.