3. Carlos Palomino vs José “Pipino” Cuevas
In the late 70’s, these two Hall-of-Famers were amongst Mexico’s best in the welterweight division. This was a superfight waiting to happen around 1978, when they were WBC and WBA champions. But it fell through after Palomino lost his world title in a controversial decision to Wilfred Benitez, followed by another close loss to Roberto Durán, after which he retired. He was never knocked out. Cuevas, on the other hand, lost his world title in 1980 to then-rising star Tommy Hearns.
Both superb fighters, I wouldn’t dare to make a prediction on this one. General consensus is that Palomino, the more technically gifted of the two, could have won in later rounds, as long as he avoided Pipino’s devastating left hook.