American boxers of Mexican descent

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  1. Oscar De La Hoya

    Oscar De La Hoya


    Oscar De La Hoya (born February 4, 1973) is a Mexican American former professional boxer. Nicknamed "The Golden Boy", De La Hoya won a gold medal at the 1992 Olympics shortly after graduating from James A. Garfield High School.

  2. Mia St. John

    Mia St. John


    Mia Rosales St. John (born June 24, 1967) is a Mexican-American professional boxer and former World Boxing Council (WBC) champion in the super welterweight division. She is also the IBA and IFBA lightweight champion. She is also a model, businesswoman, and taekwondo champion.

  3. Alfonso Gomez Jr.

    Alfonso Gomez Jr.


    Alfonso Salvador Gómez Becerra (born October 28, 1980), best known as Alfonso Gómez, is a Mexican professional boxer. He was a competitor on the reality TV show The Contender, where he finished third out of sixteen fighters.

  4. Victor Ortiz

    Victor Ortiz


    Víctor Celestino Ortiz Arzú (Jutiapa, 21 May 1990) is a Honduran football player currently playing for Vida.

  5. Nick Diaz

    Nick Diaz


    Nickolas Robert "Nick" Diaz (born August 2, 1983) is an American mixed martial artist who is currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor since 2001, Diaz has also formerly competed for PRIDE, Strikeforce, EliteXC, the WEC, DREAM, and Shooto. He is a former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion and former WEC Welterweight Champion.

  6. Chalky Wright

    Chalky Wright


    Albert "Chalky" Wright (February 1, 1912 – August 12, 1957) was an American featherweight boxer who fought from 1928 to 1948. His career record was 161 wins (with 83 knockouts), 44 losses and 19 draws. In 2003, Wright ranked #95 on The Ring magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Punchers of All-Time.

  7. Corky Gonzales

    Corky Gonzales


    Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzáles (June 18, 1928 – April 12, 2005) was a Mexican American boxer, poet, and political activist. He convened the first-ever Chicano youth conference in March 1969, which was attended by many future Chicano activists and artists. The conference also promulgated the Plan Espiritual de Aztlán, a manifesto demanding self-determination for Chicanos. As an early figure of the movement for the equal rights of Mexican Americans, he is often considered one of the founders of the Chicano Movement.

  8. Ruben Castillo (boxer)

    Ruben Castillo (boxer)


    Ruben Castillo (born December 19, 1957) is a Mexican-American boxer who fought in the Featherweight division. Castillo went on to fight four World Championship fights against Hall of Famers Salvador Sánchez, Alexis Argüello and Julio César Chávez, as well as with Juan Laporte.

  9. Sergio Mora

    Sergio Mora


    Sergio Mora (born December 4, 1980) is an American professional boxer. He is a former WBC light middleweight champion and was the first winner of NBC's The Contender series.

  10. Michael Carbajal

    Michael Carbajal


    Michael Carbajal (born September 17, 1967 in Phoenix, Arizona) is an American five-time world boxing champion of Mexican descent. His nickname was "Little Hands Of Stone," after his favorite boxer,"Hands Of Stone" Roberto Durán.

  11. Aaron Garcia (boxer)

    Aaron Garcia (boxer)


    Aaron García (born June 14, 1982) is a Mexican American boxer in the Featherweight division. He earned the featherweight silver medal at the 2003 Pan American Games.

  12. Antonio Margarito

    Antonio Margarito


    Antonio Margarito Montiel (born March 18, 1978) is an American-born Mexican former professional boxer. He is a former WBA, WBO and IBF welterweight champion. Nicknamed El Tornado de Tijuana ("The Tijuana Tornado"), he is known for his aggressive fighting style and his iron chin. He currently manages former lightweight champion Miguel Vázquez.

  13. Danny Romero

    Danny Romero


    Daniel Gregorio "Danny" Romero (born July 12, 1974) was a former world champion professional boxer. His nickname is "Kid Dynamite".

  14. Danny Lopez

    Danny Lopez


    Danny Lopez (born July 6, 1952) is an American former boxer. He was a world champion at featherweight, and a very popular fighter both in television and Southern California during the 1970s. His nickname is Little Red.

  15. Paul Gonzales

    Paul Gonzales


    Paul Garza Gonzales (born April 18, 1964 in Pecos, Texas) was a Mexican American boxer, who won the light flyweight gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics.

  16. Adan Reyes

    Adan Reyes


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  17. Fernando Vargas

    Fernando Vargas


    Fernando Javier Vargas (born December 7, 1977) is a retired American boxer of Mexican descent and two-time world champion, who won a bronze medal as an amateur at the 1995 Pan American Games in Mar del Plata. His nicknames include "Ferocious", "The Aztec Warrior" and "El Feroz". Vargas was the youngest fighter to become world light middleweight champion at 21 years old in the history of boxing.

  18. Becky Garcia

    Becky Garcia


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  19. Tony Ayala, Jr.

    Tony Ayala, Jr.


    Antonio Ayala Jr. (February 13, 1963 – May 12, 2015) was an American boxer who fought in the light middleweight division. He began his professional career in 1980, and by 1982 he had compiled a record of 22 wins and no losses, with 19 knockouts. Ayala had two brothers who were boxers, Mike Ayala and Sammy Ayala.

  20. Alex Garcia (boxer)

    Alex Garcia (boxer)


    Alex García (born December 2, 1961) is a former Mexican-American heavyweight boxer best known to be a contender in the 1990s. A San Fernando native, and former gang member, he served five years in San Quentin State Prison for stabbing a rival gang member. Upon his release, he found himself training at the Jet Center, where he took up boxing. He was mentored under William “Blinky” Rodriguez.

  21. Frankie Gomez

    Frankie Gomez


    Jesús Francisco Gómez (born February 4, 1992 in East Los Angeles, California), is an undefeated Mexican-American professional boxer. Gómez is currently signed with Oscar De La Hoya's company Golden Boy Promotions. Frankie's trained by five-time Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach.

  22. Manuel Ortiz (boxer)

    Manuel Ortiz (boxer)


    Manuel Ortiz (July 2, 1916 – May 31, 1970) was one of the very best boxers of the 1940s, and was named to Ring Magazine's list of the 80 Best Fighters of the Last 80 Years. In 1996, he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.[1]

  23. Tony Ayala, Sr.

    Tony Ayala, Sr.


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  24. Diego Corrales

    Diego Corrales


    Diego "Chico" Corrales (August 25, 1977 – May 7, 2007) was an American professional boxer who held the WBC, WBO and The Ring magazine lightweight titles, as well as the WBO and IBF super featherweight titles.

  25. Joe Diaz

    Joe Diaz


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