Famous Mexican Sportspersons

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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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Cain Velasquez
(Professional wrestler)

Cain Velasquez
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Birthdate: July 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Salinas, California, United States
Wrestler and MMA fighter Caín Velasquez is a two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion. He is known for his signature fighting style, known as swarming, which involves moving forward to allow little room to opponents. He was released from his contract with WWE owing to budget constraints due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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.

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Alberto Del Rio
(Mixed Martial Artist, Wrestler)

Alberto Del Rio
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Birthdate: May 25, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Luis Potosí, Mexico
José Alberto Rodríguez Chucuan is better known by his WWE ring name, Alberto Del Rio, and his Impact Wrestling ring name, Alberto El Patron. He became the first Mexico-born WWE world champion. He gained fame as an MMA fighter in Mexico and Japan earlier, using the name Dos Caras Jr.
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Javier Hernández
(Football player)

Javier Hernández
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Birthdate: June 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Mexico

Javier Hernández is a professional football player and the first Mexican to represent the popular football club Manchester United. An important player for his national team, Hernández is the all-time leading goal-scorer for Mexico. He has represented Mexico at important tournaments like 2010, 2014, and 2018 FIFA World Cups. Hernández also serves as an inspiration to many aspiring Mexican footballers.

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Sergio Pérez
(Racing driver who took his first Formula One podium at the 2012 Malaysian Grand Prix)

Sergio Pérez
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Birthdate: January 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Mexico

Starting racing at age 6, Mexican racing driver Sergio Pérez, nicknamed Checo, scripted history by scoring more points than any Mexican in Formula One history. The winner of titles such as the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix and the 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, he is now associated with Red Bull Racing.

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Raúl Jiménez
(Football Player)

Raúl Jiménez
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Birthdate: May 5, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tepeji, Hidalgo, Mexico
Mexican footballer Raúl Jiménez is a promising forward of the Premier League team Wolverhampton Wanderers. He won a gold as part of the Mexican team at the 2012 London Olympics. Starting with Club América's youth team, he has also played for Atlético Madrid and Benfica, winning the Liga NOS twice.
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Carlos Vela
(Footballer)

Carlos Vela
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Birthdate: March 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cancún, Mexico

Carlos Vela is a Mexican football player who currently plays for and captains the Los Angeles Football Club of the Major League Soccer (MLS). A versatile player, Vela can play as an attacking midfielder, winger, and forward. He is also known for his creativity and goal-scoring ability. Carlos Vela is also an important player for the Mexico national team.

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Guillermo Ochoa
(Footballer)

Guillermo Ochoa
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Birthdate: July 13, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Guillermo Ochoa is a Mexican professional footballer. He currently plays as a goalkeeper for Liga MX club América and the Mexico national team. He made his senior-level professional debut in 2004 and won his first league title in 2005. He has been a part of many FIFA World Cup squads. He is married to Mexican model Karla Mora. 

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Hirving Lozano
(Footballer)

Hirving Lozano
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Birthdate: July 30, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mexico City

Hirving Lozano is a Mexican football player. An important member of the Mexico national team, he represented his nation at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Lozano was adjudged CONCACAF Men's Player of the Year in 2018.

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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Giovani dos Santos
(Footballer Attacking Midfielder, Winger)

Giovani dos Santos
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Birthdate: May 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Monterrey, Mexico

Starting his youth career with teams such as Monterrey and Barcelona, Mexican footballer Giovani dos Santos later went on to win a gold medal with the Mexican team at the 2012 London Olympics. He was also part of the U-17 FIFA World Championship-winning Mexican squad and is a 3-time CONCACAF Gold Cup winner.

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Rafael Márquez
(Football player, Centre-Back, Defensive Midfielder)

Rafael Márquez
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Birthdate: February 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Zamora, Mexico

One of the most decorated Mexican footballers, Rafael Márquez, nicknamed El Káiser, was a star defender in his time. Starting his career with Atlas at age 17, he later played for teams such as Barcelona and the New York Red Bulls. His achievements include 4 La Liga and 2 UEFA Champions League titles.

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Earl Watson
(Basketball coach)

Earl Watson
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Birthdate: June 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas ,USA

As a basketball player, Earl Watson had a successful stint with teams such as the Seattle SuperSonics and Utah Jazz. Owing to his mother’s Mexican roots, he qualified to play for the Mexican national team but chose NBA instead. Now a coach, he is associated with the Canadian team Toronto Raptors.

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Fernando Valenzuela
(Baseball Player)

Fernando Valenzuela
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Birthdate: November 1, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Navojoa, Mexico

Fernando Valenzuela is a Mexican former baseball pitcher who participated in 17 Major League Baseball seasons, playing for popular teams like the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres. He achieved super-stardom during the 1981 season, which was dubbed Fernandomania. He became the first player to receive both Rookie of the Year and Cy Young awards in the same season.

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Andrés Guardado
(Association football player)

Andrés Guardado
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Birthdate: September 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Guadalajara

Affectionately known to his fans as Principito, or Little Prince, Mexican footballer Andrés Guardado has had a successful stint as defensive midfielder for Real Betis. Starting his career with Atlas, he has later also played for teams such as Valencia and has now captains the Mexican national team.

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Sexy Star
(Professional Wrestler)

Sexy Star
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Birthdate: September 20, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Monterrey, Mexico

Sexy Star is the ring name of popular Mexican masked female professional wrestler Dulce Maria García Rivas. Apart from being a professional wrestler, García is also a professional boxer and mixed martial artist. García is best known for her association with Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide, where she has won several championship titles, such as AAA World Mixed Tag Team Championship.

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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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Tom Flores
(American Football Coach)

Tom Flores
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Birthdate: March 21, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Fresno, California, USA

American quarterback Tom Flores had an illustrious career with teams such as the Oakland Raiders and the Buffalo Bills. He later became one of only 2 people to become a Super Bowl champion as a player, a head coach, and an assistant coach. He has also worked as a Raiders radio announcer.

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Jonathan dos Santos
(Footballer Midfielder)

Jonathan dos Santos
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Birthdate: April 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico

Mexican footballer Jonathan dos Santos is best known as a Club América midfielder and also represents the Mexican national team. He has previously had a successful stint with Barcelona, winning 3 La Liga titles and a UEFA Champions League with the team. He is the son of former Brazilian midfielder Zizinho.

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Rey Misterio Sr.
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Birthdate: January 8, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Rey Misterio Sr. is a former professional wrestler who was ranked 212th in the PWI 500 list in 2004. After retiring, Misterio started his career as a trainer and joined hands with Super Astro and Negro Casas to open a gym in 1987. Misterio is known to have trained several superstars, including his nephew Rey Mysterio Jr.

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Esteban Loaiza
(Baseball player)

Esteban Loaiza
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Birthdate: December 31, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tijuana, Mexico

Esteban Loaiza is a Mexican former baseball pitcher who played for popular Major League Baseball (MLB) teams like the Los Angeles Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates. Although he made a significant contribution to MLB, Esteban Loaiza was deported to Mexico in 2021 after he had served a three-year prison sentence for possessing more than 20 kilograms of cocaine in 2018.

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Melina Perez
(Models)

Melina Perez
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Birthdate: March 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Melina Perez is a professional wrestler cum model. She is currently affiliated with Impact Wrestling and the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA). She received her training at Jesse Hernandez's School of Hard Knocks before beginning her wrestling career. She is also a model and has won many modeling competitions. She has appeared in five WWE video games.  

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Jorge Campos
(Football player)

Jorge Campos
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Birthdate: October 15, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Acapulco, Mexico

Jorge Campos is a Mexican retired football player who played as a goalkeeper. An eccentric player, Campos often left the penalty area to showcase his acrobatic and flamboyant style of goalkeeping. Jorge Campos was renowned for his athleticism and speed and was counted among the best goalkeepers of his time.

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Hugo Sánchez
(Association football player, Association football manager)

Hugo Sánchez
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Birthdate: July 11, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mexico City

Hugo Sánchez is a Mexican former professional footballer. He used to play as a forward and was a prolific goal scorer. He is widely regarded as the greatest Mexican footballer of all time and was named on the FIFA 100 list of the world's greatest living players in 2004. He became a manager after retirement. 

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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Edson Álvarez
(Mexican footballer)

Edson Álvarez
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Birthdate: October 24, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tlalnepantla de Baz

Mexican footballer Edson Álvarez is a defensive midfielder for Ajax, with whom he has won a KNVB Cup and an Eredivisie title. He has also represented the Mexican national team, winning a CONCACAF Gold Cup with them. In 2022, both Chelsea and Crystal Palace expressed their interest in signing him on.

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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.

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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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El Santo
(Actor)

El Santo
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Birthdate: September 23, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hidalgo
Died: February 5, 1984

El Santo was a Mexican professional wrestler and actor. Widely regarded as a folk hero, El Santo is an iconic luchador (masked wrestler) and is often counted among the greatest in Mexican sports history. During his illustrious wrestling career, he became a symbol of justice through his appearances in comic books and lucha films.   

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Thunder Rosa
(Wrestler, Mixed Martial Artist)

Thunder Rosa
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Birthdate: July 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

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Julio Urías
(Baseball player)

Julio Urías
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Birthdate: August 12, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Culiacán, Sinaloa, México

Julio Urías is a Mexican professional baseball player. He currently plays as a pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He began his career as a teenager with the Mexico national youth team. He was signed by the Dodgers on  August 12, 2012, his 16th birthday. He made his MLB debut in 2016. 

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Carlos Salcedo
(Football player - Centre-back)

Carlos Salcedo
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Birthdate: September 29, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Mexico

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Héctor Moreno
(Football player)

Héctor Moreno
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Birthdate: January 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Culiacán, Mexico

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Ricardo Ferretti
(Footballer Attacking Midfielder)

Ricardo Ferretti
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Birthdate: February 22, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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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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Oribe Peralta
(Association football player)

Oribe Peralta
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Birthdate: January 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Torreón

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Roberto Osuna
(Baseball player)

Roberto Osuna
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Birthdate: February 7, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Juan José Ríos, Sinaloa, Mexico

Roberto Osuna is a Mexican baseball pitcher who currently competes in the Mexican League. Osuna has also played in Major League Baseball, representing teams like Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays. Roberto Osuna was named an American League All Star in 2017.

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Miguel Layún
(Right-Back)

Miguel Layún
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Birthdate: June 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Córdoba, Veracruz, Mexico

Miguel Layún is a Mexican football player and a prominent member of his country's national team. In 2009, he became the first Mexican player to sign a deal with a Serie A club when he joined the Italian club Atalanta. Renowned for his speed, Miguel Layún has won a CONCACAF Cup as well as a CONCACAF Gold Cup for Mexico.   

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Cuauhtémoc Blanco
(Association football player)

Cuauhtémoc Blanco
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Birthdate: January 17, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mexico City

Cuauhtémoc Blanco is a Mexican former football player best known as one of the greatest penalty takers in the history of the game. He is also counted among the greatest Mexican football players of all time. After retiring as a player, Cuauhtémoc Blanco became a politician and is currently serving as the Governor of Morelos.

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Fray Tormenta
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Birthdate: May 29, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Agustín Metzquititlán, Mexico

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Esteban Gutiérrez
(Formula One driver)

Esteban Gutiérrez
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Birthdate: August 5, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Monterrey, Mexico

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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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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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Luis García Postigo
(Footballer Forward, Winger)

Luis García Postigo
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Birthdate: June 1, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

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Juventud Guerrera
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Birthdate: November 23, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mexico City

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Isaac Alarcón
(American Football player)

Isaac Alarcón
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Birthdate: July 27, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Monterrey, Mexico

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Javier Aguirre
(Former footballer midfielder)

Javier Aguirre
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Birthdate: December 1, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

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Psicosis
(Professional wrestler)

Psicosis
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Birthdate: May 19, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tijuana