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Famous Boxers from Mexico

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List of the most popular, renowned or famous boxers from Mexico. List includes the most notable boxers from Mexico, along with photos when available. This list of Mexican boxers is alphabetical, but can be sorted by any column and answers the question "what famous boxers are from Mexico?" You can click on the names of the famous boxers of Mexico in order to get more information about each one. List boxers include Héctor Velázquez, Orlando Salido and many additional boxers as well. You can use this factual list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your opinion, then share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks you belong to. (104 items)
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Julio César Ch&aa... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Boxers from Mexico
Age: 57

Birthplace: Ciudad Obregón, Mexico

Nationality: Mexico

Weight Division: Lightweight, Super featherweight, Light welterweight

Julio César Chávez González (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈxuljo ˈsesaɾ ˈtʃaβez ɣonˈsales]; born July 12, 1962), also known as Julio César Chávez Sr., is a Mexican ...more

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Juan Manuel Márqu... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Boxers from Mexico
Age: 46

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Nationality: Mexico

Weight Division: Welterweight, Featherweight, Light welterweight

Juan Manuel Márquez Méndez (born August 23, 1973) is a Mexican former professional boxer who competed from 1993 to 2014. He is the third Mexican boxer (after Érik Morales ...more

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Marco Antonio Barrera is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Boxers from Mexico
Age: 45

Birthplace: Mexico, Mexico City

Nationality: Mexico

Weight Division: Featherweight, Bantamweight, Super featherweight

Marco Antonio Barrera Tapia (born January 17, 1974) is a Mexican former professional boxer who competed from 1989 to 2011. He held multiple world championships in three weight classes, including ...more

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Salvador Sánchez ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Boxers from Mexico
Salvador Sánchez Dec. at 23 (1959-1982)

Birthplace: Santiago Tianguistenco, Mexico

Nationality: Mexico

Weight Division: Featherweight

Salvador Sánchez Narváez (January 26, 1959 – August 12, 1982) was a Mexican boxer born in the town of Santiago Tianguistenco, Estado de México. Sanchez was the WBC and ...more

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José Nápol... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Boxers from Mexico
Age: 79

Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

Nationality: Cuba, Mexico

Weight Division: Welterweight

José Ángel Nápoles, nicknamed Mantequilla ("Butter", referring to his smooth boxing style), (April 13, 1940 – August 16, 2019) was a Cuban-born Mexican boxer and a ...more

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Érik Morales is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Boxers from Mexico
Age: 43

Birthplace: Tijuana, Mexico

Nationality: Mexico

Weight Division: Featherweight, Bantamweight, Light welterweight

Érik Isaac Morales Elvira (; born September 1, 1976) is a Mexican former professional boxer who competed from 1993 to 2012. He is the first Mexican-born boxer in history to win world ...more

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Rubén Olivares is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Boxers from Mexico
Rubén Olivares Age: 72

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Nationality: Mexico

Weight Division: Featherweight, Bantamweight

Rubén Olivares Avila (born January 14, 1947) is a former Mexican boxer and current member of the Boxing Hall of Fame. A native of Mexico City, Olivares was a world champion multiple ...more

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Ricardo López is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Boxers from Mexico
Age: 53

Birthplace: Cuernavaca, Mexico

Nationality: Mexico

Weight Division: Minimumweight, Light flyweight

Ricardo "El Finito" López Nava (born July 25, 1966) is a retired Mexican professional boxer. As a professional, he defended the Lineal and WBC Strawweight Championship a record ...more

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Julio César Ch&aa... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Boxers from Mexico
Age: 33

Birthplace: Culiacán, Mexico

Nationality: Mexico

Weight Division: Light middleweight, Middleweight

Julio César Chávez Carrasco (born February 16, 1986), best known as Julio César Chávez Jr., is a Mexican professional boxer who held the WBC middleweight title from ...more
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Jorge Arce is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Boxers from Mexico
Age: 40

Birthplace: Los Mochis, Mexico

Nationality: Mexico

Weight Division: Super bantamweight, Flyweight, Featherweight, Light flyweight

Jorge Armando Arce Armenta (; born July 27, 1979), best known as Jorge Arce, is a Mexican former professional boxer who competed from 1996 to 2014. He is a multiple-time world champion, and the ...more
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Saúl Álvar... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Boxers from Mexico
Age: 29

Birthplace: Guadalajara, Mexico

Nationality: Mexico

Weight Division: Welterweight, Light middleweight, Light welterweight

Santos Saúl Álvarez Barragán (American Spanish: [saˈul ˈalβaɾes]; born July 18, 1990), best known as Saúl "Canelo" Álvarez, is a Mexican professional ...more
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Vicente Saldivar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Boxers from Mexico
Dec. at 42 (1943-1985)

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Nationality: Mexico

Weight Division: Featherweight

Vicente Samuel Saldívar García (May 3, 1943 – July 18, 1985) was a Mexican boxer. He was a former WBC and a two-time WBA Featherweight Champion. Saldivar has frequently been ranked ...more

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#142 of 188 The Best Boxers of All Time #35 of 53 The Best Boxers of the 1960s #15 of 48 The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time

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Carlos Zárate Ser... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Boxers from Mexico
Age: 68

Birthplace: Tepito, Mexico City, Mexico

Nationality: Mexico

Weight Division: Bantamweight

Carlos Zárate Serna (born May 23, 1951 in Tepito, a borough of Mexico City) is a retired Mexican boxer. He and fellow Mexican and world Bantamweight champion Ruben Olivares have the ...more
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Baby Arizmendi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Boxers from Mexico
Baby Arizmendi Dec. at 49 (1913-1962)

Birthplace: Torreón, Mexico

Nationality: Mexico

Alberto "Baby" Arizmendi (March 17, 1914 – December 31, 1962) was a professional boxer and New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) featherweight world title holder in 1934. He also ...more
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José Luis Ram&iac... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Boxers from Mexico
Age: 61

Birthplace: Huatabampo, Mexico

Nationality: Mexico

Weight Division: Lightweight

José Luis Ramírez (born December 3, 1958) is a retired Mexican boxer. He was a two-time World Lightweight Champion.
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Robert Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Boxers from Mexico
Age: 36

Birthplace: Gilroy, California

Nationality: United States of America, Mexico

Weight Division: Welterweight, Featherweight

Robert Joseph Guerrero (born March 27, 1983) is an American professional boxer. He has held world championships in two weight classes, including the IBF featherweight title twice between 2006 ...more

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Victor Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Boxers from Mexico
Age: 32

Birthplace: Garden City, Kansas

Nationality: United States of America, Mexico

Weight Division: Welterweight, Light welterweight

Victor Ortiz (born January 31, 1987) is an American professional boxer and film actor. He held the WBC welterweight title in 2011, and was formerly rated as one of the world's top three active ...more
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José Luis Castill... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Boxers from Mexico
Age: 46

Birthplace: Mexicali, Mexico

Nationality: Mexico

Weight Division: Lightweight

José Luis Castillo (born December 14, 1973) is a Mexican former professional boxer who competed from 1990 to 2014. Generally considered one of the best lightweights of his era, he is a ...more
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Rocky Juarez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Boxers from Mexico
Age: 39

Birthplace: Houston, Texas

Nationality: United States of America, Mexico

Ricardo "Rocky" Juárez (born April 15, 1980) is an American former professional boxer. He is a former WBC Silver featherweight champion and a multiple-time world title ...more
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Vicente Escobedo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Boxers from Mexico
Age: 38

Birthplace: Woodland, California

Nationality: United States of America, Mexico

Vicente Escobedo (born November 6, 1981 in Woodland, California) is an American professional boxer of Mexican descent.
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Javier Molina is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Boxers from Mexico
Age: 29

Birthplace: Commerce, California

Nationality: United States of America, Mexico

Javier Molina (born January 2, 1990) is an American professional boxer in the junior welterweight division. He was born on January 2, 1990, in Commerce, California. He is best known for winning ...more
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Alfonso Gómez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Boxers from Mexico
Age: 39

Birthplace: Guadalajara, Mexico

Nationality: United States of America, Mexico

Alfonso Salvador Gómez Becerra (born October 28, 1980), best known as Alfonso Gómez, is a Mexican professional boxer. His big break as a professional boxer was as a competitor on ...more
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Abner Mares is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Boxers from Mexico
Age: 34

Birthplace: Guadalajara, Mexico

Nationality: Mexico

Weight Division: Featherweight

Abner Mares Martínez (born November 28, 1985) is a Mexican-American professional boxer. He has held multiple world championships in three weight classes, including the IBF bantamweight ...more
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Juan de la Rosa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Boxers from Mexico
Age: 33

Birthplace: Tamaulipas, Mexico

Nationality: United States of America, Mexico

Juan Pedro de la Rosa (born August 7, 1986 in Tamaulipas, Mexico) is a Mexican professional boxer, and is the brother of welterweight boxer James de la Rosa.
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Julio Díaz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Boxers from Mexico
Age: 40

Birthplace: Jiquilpan, Michoacán, Mexico

Nationality: United States of America, Mexico

Weight Division: Lightweight

Julio Díaz may refer to: Julio Díaz (footballer) (born 1948), Spanish footballer Julio Diaz (actor) (born 1958), Filipino actor Julio Díaz (boxer) (born 1979), Mexican