Today in Latin American History
Mexican Boxer Lupe Pintor was Born in 1955
Photo: Lupe Pintor
Today in Latin American history, Mexican boxer Lupe Pintor who was a world champion was born in 1955.
Nicknamed El Indio De Cuajimalpa (The Indian From Cuajimalpa), he started boxing professionally in 1974.
Pintor is a double World Champion, having held the WBC World Bantamweight Championship from 1978 until 1983 and the WBC World Super Bantamweight Championship from 1985 to 1986.
He was involved in some of the most spectacular and controversial contests in boxing history and retired in 1995.
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- Today in LatAm history, Puerto Rican singer Olga Tañón who has won multiple Grammy Awards was born in 1967
- Today in LatAm history, Chilean footballer Claudio Bravo who plays for the National team & Real Sociedad was born in 1983