Famous Mexican Boxers

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Canelo Álvarez
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Birthdate: July 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Mexico
Named the world’s best active boxer by BoxRec and other sports organizations, Mexican welterweight Canelo Álvarez is a skilled counterpuncher. He won a silver at the Mexican National Championship at 15 and has earned the WBC, WBA, and Ring Magazine light middleweight titles. He is known for his knockout wins. 

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Julio Cesar Chavez
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Birthdate: July 4, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ciudad Obregón, Mexico

Julio Cesar Chavez is a Mexican former boxer who won several world championships in three different weight divisions. He also holds several records, such as the most successful world title defenses and most title fights. He has been named in ESPN's 50 Greatest Boxers of All Time list and was made an inductee of the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Juan Manuel Márquez
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Birthdate: August 23, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Iztacalco, Mexico City, Mexico

Juan Manuel Márquez is a Mexican former boxer who became only the third Mexican boxer to win world championship titles in four weight classes. Counted among the greatest boxers of all time, Márquez was renowned for his toughness, speed, and technical skills. In 2020, Juan Manuel Márquez was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. 

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Érik Morales
(Boxer, Politician)

Érik Morales
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Birthdate: September 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tijuana, Mexico

One of the most consistent boxers of his time, Mexican boxer Érik Morales was the first from his country to earn world titles in 4 different weight categories. Nicknamed El Terrible, the boxing legend created a controversy after testing positive for a banned drug in 2012. He later stepped into politics.

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Orlando Salido
(Boxer who competed from 1996 to 2017)

Orlando Salido
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Birthdate: November 16, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ciudad Obregón, Mexico

Mexican boxer Orlando Salido is a former world champion in both the junior lightweight and featherweight classes. He is perhaps best known for his 2016 bout against fellow Mexican boxer Francisco Vargas, which was shown on HBO's Boxing After Dark and garnered over 950,000 viewers.

Marco Antonio Barrera
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Birthdate: January 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Marco Antonio Barrera is a former professional boxer who held several world championships in different weight classes. He finds a place on ESPN's 50 greatest boxers of all-time list. In 2017, Barrera was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. After retiring from boxing, Marco Antonio Barrera has been working as a commentator for ESPN Deportes.    

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Julio César Chávez, Jr.
(Professional boxer who held the WBC middleweight title from 2011 to 2012)

Julio César Chávez, Jr.
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Birthdate: February 16, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Culiacán, Mexico

Julio César Chávez Jr. is a Mexican boxer best known for his reign as the WBC middleweight champion from 2011 to 2012. The son of Mexican boxing legend Julio César Chávez, Chávez Jr. is best known for his rivalry against popular contemporaries like Brian Vera and Canelo Álvarez.

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Salvador Sánchez
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Birthdate: January 26, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Santiago Tianguistenco, Mexico
Died: August 12, 1982

Mexican boxer Salvador Sánchez, known by nicknames such as The Invincible Eagle, was a young WBC and lineal featherweight champion. An untimely death at age 23, due to a car crash, cut his career short. He had also appeared in the movie The Last Fight, released posthumously.

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Antonio Margarito
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Birthdate: March 18, 1978
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Torrance, California, United States

Known to fans as The Tijuana Tornado, Mexican-American boxer Antonio Margarito once held multiple welterweight world titles. He was suspended by the California State Athletic Commission when he was found to have planned to injure Shane Mosley with a plaster-like substance kept inside his hand wraps.

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José Luis Castillo
(Former best lightweight boxer of his era)

José Luis Castillo
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Birthdate: December 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Empalme, Mexico

José Luis Castillo is a Mexican retired professional boxer who held the WBC title twice in the lightweight division. He is often counted among the best lightweights of his generation. Castillo is perhaps best known for his fight against Diego Corrales in 2005, for which he won the Fight of the Year award from the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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Leo Santa Cruz
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Birthdate: August 10, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Huetamo, Michoacán, Mexico

Legendary Mexican boxer Leo Santa Cruz, better known to fans as El Terremoto, or The Earthquake, has been a world champion in 4 weight categories. He also has 18 world title appearances in his kitty. Starting his professional career at age 18, he is now BoxRec’s fourth-best featherweight in the world.

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Oscar Valdez
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Birthdate: December 22, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nogales, Mexico

Oscar Valdez is a boxer who held the WBO featherweight title between 2016 and 2019. He is also the current WBC super featherweight champion and was named the world’s best active super-featherweight by BoxRec in 2021. In 2008, Valdez became the first Youth World Champion from Mexico when he won a gold medal at the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships.

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José Nápoles
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Birthdate: April 13, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Died: August 16, 2019

José Nápoles was a Cuban-born Mexican boxer best remembered for his World Welterweight Championship reign during the 1970s. Often counted among the greatest boxers of all time in welterweight division, José Nápoles was inducted into The Ring boxing hall of fame in 1985. In 1990, he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

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Ricardo López
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Birthdate: July 25, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cuernavaca, Mexico

Ricardo López was both a world mini flyweight and junior flyweight title holder. Known to fans as El Finito, or The Refined, he remains to be one of just 15 world boxing title holders to have remained undefeated till retirement. He is the father of another undefeated Mexican boxer, Alonso López.

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Omar Chávez
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Birthdate: January 4, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Culiacán, Mexico

Omar Chávez is a Mexican boxer who held the WBC Youth Intercontinental welterweight championship title in 2011. The son of Mexican boxing legend Julio César Chávez and younger brother of erstwhile middleweight champion Julio César Chávez Carrasco, Omar Chávez was a popular face in the Mexican boxing circuit even before he made his in-ring debut!

Juan Francisco Estrada
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Birthdate: April 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Puerto Peñasco, Mexico

Juan Francisco Estrada is a Mexican boxer who held the WBO flyweight and WBA (Unified) titles between 2012 and 2015. A two-weight world champion, Estrada won The Ring super flyweight title and the WBA (Super) title in 2019 and 2021 respectively. In 2021, he was ranked the seventh best active boxer in the world, pound for pound, by The Ring.

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Jaime Munguía
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Birthdate: October 6, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tijuana, Mexico

Jaime Munguía is a Mexican boxer who held the WBO junior middleweight championship title from 2018 to 2019. In 2019, he was named the best active junior middleweight in the world by BoxRec. The same year, Jaime Munguía was also ranked the fifth-best active junior middleweight in the world by The Ring magazine.

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Emanuel Navarrete
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Birthdate: January 17, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Juan Zitlaltepec, Mexico

Emanuel Navarrete is a Mexican boxer who held the WBO junior featherweight championship title from 2018 to 2020. In 2021, he was named the best active featherweight boxer in the world by BoxRec, The Ring, and ESPN. Emanuel Navarrete is the current WBO featherweight champion, having won the title in 2020.

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Gilberto Ramírez
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Birthdate: June 19, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico

Gilberto Ramírez is a Mexican boxer renowned for his long reach and technical skills. In 2016, he became the first Mexican boxer to win a world title in super middleweight category when he won the WBO super middleweight title, which he held until 2019. In 2018, Ramírez was named the second-best active super middleweight in the world by The Ring.

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Marco Antonio Rubio
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Birthdate: June 16, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico

Marco Antonio Rubio, also known as El Veneno, or The Poison, is a former boxer from Mexico who held the WBC interim middleweight title. He had made his professional debut even before turning 20. He also has a skin condition called vitiligo, which causes white patches on the skin.

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Abner Mares
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Birthdate: November 28, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Abner Mares is a Mexican-born American boxer best known for his multiple world championship reigns in three different weight classes. He has held important titles like the IBF bantamweight title, WBC super-bantamweight title, WBC featherweight title, and WBA (Regular) featherweight title. Mares has represented Mexico at international tournaments, including the 2003 Pan American Games where he won a silver medal.

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Ruben Olivares
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Birthdate: January 14, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Ruben Olivares is a Mexican retired boxer best known for his multiple world championship reigns. Widely regarded as the greatest bantamweight boxer of all time, Olivares is also regarded as the greatest Mexican fighter by many. Very popular among Mexican boxing fans, Ruben Olivares remains a national hero.    

Julio Cesar Martinez
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Birthdate: January 27, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Julio Cesar Martinez is a Mexican boxer best known for his WBC flyweight championship reign from 2019 to 2022. In 2021, Julio Cesar Martinez was ranked as the world's best flyweight boxer by BoxRec, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and The Ring magazine.

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Ramón Álvarez
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Birthdate: August 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Mexico

Ramón Álvarez is a Mexican boxer who made world history in 2008 when he and his seven brothers fought on the same card! Over the years, Ramón Álvarez has scored important wins against famous boxers like Jorge Páez Jr., Ben Tackie, and Vivian Harris.

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Miguel Berchelt
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Birthdate: November 17, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cancún, Mexico

Miguel Berchelt is a Mexican boxer best known for his WBC super featherweight championship reign from 2017 to 2021. In 2021, he was ranked the third-best active super featherweight in the world by The Ring magazine. The same year, Miguel Berchelt was also ranked the world's fourth-best active super featherweight by BoxRec.

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Alfredo Angulo
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Birthdate: August 11, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico

Known as El Perro, or The Dog, Mexican boxer Alfredo Angulo has been a WBO interim light middleweight champion. He once revealed though he lost his father at age 5, he later found a father figure in his trainer, Virgil Hunter. He also has a Pan American Games bronze in his kitty.

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Jorge Kahwagi
(Businessperson, Politician, Boxer)

Jorge Kahwagi
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Birthdate: May 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

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Jhonny Gonzalez
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Birthdate: September 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pachuca, Mexico

Jhonny Gonzalez is a Mexican boxer who held the WBO bantamweight title between 2005 and 2007. He also held the WBC featherweight title between 2011 and 2015 and the IBO featherweight title between 2010 and 2011. Thanks to these title reigns, Jhonny Gonzalez is a three-time world champion in two weight divisions.

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Francisco Vargas
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Birthdate: December 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mexico City

Francisco Vargas is a Mexican boxer who held the WBC super featherweight championship between 2015 and 2017. He also represented his country as a lightweight at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. Over the course of his career, Francisco Vargas has scored impressive wins against popular fighters like Jerry Belmontes, Will Tomlinson, Takashi Miura, and Stephen Smith.

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Rigoberto Álvarez
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Birthdate: January 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, Jalisco, Mexico

Rigoberto Álvarez is a Mexican retired boxer best known for winning the interim WBA light middleweight championship title against Nobuhiro Ishida of Japan on October 9, 2010. A former WBC FECARBOX super middleweight champion, Rigoberto Álvarez is also known as the oldest of the four Álvarez brothers who are all boxers.

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Tony Lopez
(Boxer)

Tony Lopez
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Birthdate: February 24, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States

Tony Lopez, also known as The Tiger, has been a World Boxing Champion thrice. The former Mexican-American boxer is perhaps best known for his 1988 bout against Rocky Lockridge, which he won. He now owns a Sacramento-based bail bond agency, known as Tony "The Tiger" Bail Bonds, Inc.

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Luis Nery
(Boxer)

Luis Nery
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Birthdate: December 12, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Luis Nery is a Mexican boxer and a two-weight world champion. He held the Ring bantamweight title as well as the unified WBC title between 2017 and 2018. He also held the WBC super-bantamweight title between 2020 and 2021. In 2022, Luis Nery was ranked the fourth best super bantamweight in the world by BoxRec.

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Antonio DeMarco
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Birthdate: January 7, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Mochis, Mexico

Antonio DeMarco is a Mexican boxer who held the WBC lightweight championship title from 2011 to 2012. Over the years, Antonio DeMarco has scored important wins over formidable opponents like Jorge Linares, José Alfaro, John Molina Jr., and Almazbek Raiymkulov.

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Jorge Páez
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Birthdate: October 27, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mexicali, Mexico

Jorge Páez is a Mexican circus performer, actor, and former professional boxer. He held the IBF and WBO featherweight titles before retiring in 2003 due to health issues. Jorge Páez has also made appearances in WWE where he is known as Rey Mysterio's associate.

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Miguel Vázquez
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Birthdate: January 6, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Miguel Vázquez is a Mexican boxer best known for his IBF lightweight championship reign from 2010 to 2014. Vázquez, who has won many of his fights via knockout, is renowned for scoring important victories against opponents like Cosme Rivera, Jerry Belmontes, Denis Shafikov, and Leonardo Zappavigna.   

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Jorge Arce
(Boxer)

Jorge Arce
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Birthdate: July 27, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico

Jorge Arce is a Mexican retired boxer who was active from 1996 to 2014. Arce was only the second Mexican boxer to win world titles in four different weight classes. A multiple-time world champion, Jorge Arce held the WBO light flyweight championship title, lineal and WBC light flyweight titles, WBO super flyweight title, and WBO bantamweight title.

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Mariana Juarez
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Birthdate: January 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Santa Urusula, Tlaxcala, Mexico

Mariana Juarez is a Mexican boxer who held the WBC female flyweight championship title from 2011 to 2012. She also held the WBC bantamweight championship title from 2017 to 2020. In 2020, she was ranked the second-best active female bantamweight in the world by The Ring. In 2020, she was also ranked the ninth-best active female boxer, pound for pound. 

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Pablo César Cano
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Birthdate: October 4, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tlalnepantla, State of Mexico, Mexico

Known as El Demoledor, or The Demolisher, Mexican boxer Pablo César Cano was the WBA interim super lightweight champion in 2012. Known for his feisty matches against well-known boxers such as Erik Morales, Maurico Herrera, and Paulie Malingnaggi, also won against California-based boxer Ruslan Madiev.

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Elwin Soto
(Boxer)

Elwin Soto
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Birthdate: December 23, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Felipe, Mexico

Elwin Soto, also known as La Pulga by his fans, is a Mexican boxer who has been the WBO junior flyweight champion. Known for his orthodox stance, the San Felipe-born star has scored wins against well-known boxers such as Angel Acosta, Edward Heno, and Erick Gonzalez.

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Alejandra Jimenez
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Birthdate: August 29, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Alejandra Jimenez is a Mexican boxer who held the WBC female heavyweight title between 2016 and 2018. She is only the second Mexican boxer to win the prestigious title after Martha Salazar who lost the world heavyweight title to Jiménez in 2016. Alejandra Jimenez also held the WBO super middleweight title as well as the WBC super-middleweight title in 2020.

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Carlos Molina
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Birthdate: May 25, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pátzcuaro, Mexico

Starting his youth boxing career at age 18, Mexican boxer Carlos Molina became a professional in just 2 years. Known for his orthodox stance, he has been an IBF light middleweight champion. He has had wins against reputed boxers such as Cory Spinks and Danny Perez Ramírez.

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Jesús Chávez
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Birthdate: November 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Delicias, Mexico

Jesús Chávez is a Mexican retired boxer who was active from 1994 to 2005. A two-weight world champion, Chávez held the WBC junior lightweight from 2003 to 2004 as well as the IBF lightweight title between 2005 and 2007. Jesús Chávez’s efforts to become a legal U.S. resident by working his way up were portrayed in the film Split Decision.

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Carlos Palomino
(Boxer, Film actor)

Carlos Palomino
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Birthdate: August 10, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora, Mexico

Carlos Palomino is a Mexican retired boxer who achieved popularity among Southern California and Mexican fans during the 1970s. A former World Welterweight Champion, Palomino also had a successful acting career and made appearances in popular TV series like Star Trek: Voyager. On June 13, 2004, Carlos Palomino was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

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Alex Saucedo
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Birthdate: June 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pedro Meoqui, Mexico

Alex Saucedo is a Mexican-born American retired boxer who held the WBO International and WBO-NABO light welterweight titles during his regional level career. He competed in the international boxing scene from 2011 to 2020, during which he challenged American boxer Maurice Dewayne Hooker for the WBO light welterweight championship title, which he lost.

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Yori Boy Campas
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Birthdate: August 6, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Navojoa, Mexico

Starting boxing at 12, Luis Ramón Campas became known as Yori Boy Campas for his blonde hair, as “Yori Boy” meant “White Kid” in Navojoa native language. With his IBF super welterweight title, he became the first Navojoan to be a boxing world champion. He has scored over 100 wins in his career.

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Lupe Pintor
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Birthdate: April 13, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cuajimalpa, Mexico City, Mexico

Lupe Pintor is a Mexican retired boxer who held the WBC bantamweight title and the WBC super-bantamweight title. Pintor is known for his participation in the ill-fated fight against Johnny Owen which ended with Owen being knocked out. Unfortunately, Owen didn’t regain consciousness and died seven weeks later. Pintor was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2016. 

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Rogelio Medina
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Birthdate: September 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora, Mexico

Nicknamed Porky, Mexican boxer Rogelio Medina has been an IBF super middleweight title challenger. He began his boxing training as a child, but his parents came to know about his boxing prowess from newspapers. He has won against well-known boxers such as Edgar Santoyo and Samuel Miller.

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Jose Cuevas
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Birthdate: December 12, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Santo Tomás de los Plátanos, Mexico

Jose Cuevas is a Mexican retired professional boxer who became the youngest welterweight champion of all time in 1976 when he won the WBA welterweight title against Ángel Espada at the age of 18; he had turned professional at the age of 14. In 2002, Jose Cuevas was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. 

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German Meraz
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Birthdate: June 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mexico

German Meraz is a Mexican boxer best known for being one of only two fighters to have fought a full bout without being knocked out against the well-known American boxer Gervonta Davis. Meraz has also gone the distance with many other respected boxers like Juan Carlos Payano and Rau'shee Warren.

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Humberto Soto
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Birthdate: May 11, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico

Humberto Soto is a Mexican boxer who held the WBC junior lightweight title from 2008 to 2009. He also held the WBC lightweight title between 2010 and 2011. From 2005 to 2006, Soto was the WBC interim featherweight champion. A veteran of the sport, Soto has defeated formidable opponents like Brandon Ríos, John Molina Jr., Silverio Ortiz, and José Alfaro.