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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. {#nodes}
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    BirthplaceCiudad Obregón, Mexico

    Weight DivisionLightweight, 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 former professional boxer who competed...  more

    #3 of 81 The Best Lightweight Boxers of All Time#6 of 30 The Best Boxers of the 1980s#21 of 99 The Best Hispanic Athletes

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    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    Weight DivisionWelterweight, 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 and Jorge Arce) to become a...  more

    #14 of 74 The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now#16 of 49 The Best Welterweight Boxers of All Time#66 of 190 The Toughest Professional Fighters in History

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    BirthplaceMexico, Mexico City

    Weight DivisionFeatherweight, 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 the...  more

    #9 of 67 The Best Boxers of the 21st Century#4 of 41 The Best Bantamweight Boxers of All Time

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    Salvador Sánchez

    Dec. at 23 (1959-1982)

    BirthplaceSantiago Tianguistenco, Mexico

    Weight DivisionFeatherweight

    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 lineal featherweight champion...  more

    #68 of 207 The Best Boxers of the 20th Century#48 of 178 The Best Boxers of All Time#3 of 48 The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time

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    BirthplaceSantiago de Cuba, Cuba

    Weight DivisionWelterweight

    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 World Welterweight Champion. He is...  more

    #21 of 48 The Best Boxers of the 1970s#14 of 52 The Best Boxers of the 1960s#13 of 32 The Best Hispanic Boxers of All Time

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    BirthplaceTijuana, Mexico

    Weight DivisionFeatherweight, 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 titles in four...  more
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    Rubén Olivares

    Age: 73

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    Weight DivisionFeatherweight, 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 times, and...  more
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    BirthplaceCuernavaca, Mexico

    Weight DivisionMinimumweight, 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 21 times. He also won...  more

    #29 of 65 The Best Boxers of the 1990s#11 of 51 The Best Flyweight Boxers of All Time

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    BirthplaceCuliacán, Mexico

    Weight DivisionLight 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 2011 to 2012. He is the son of...  more
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    Jorge Arce

    Age: 41

    BirthplaceLos Mochis, Mexico

    Weight DivisionSuper 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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    BirthplaceGuadalajara, Mexico

    Weight DivisionWelterweight, 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 boxer. He has held multiple world championships...  more
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    Vicente Saldivar

    Dec. at 42 (1943-1985)

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    Weight DivisionFeatherweight

    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 amongst the...  more
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    BirthplaceTepito, Mexico City, Mexico

    Weight DivisionBantamweight

    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 distinction of...  more
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    Baby Arizmendi

    Dec. at 49 (1913-1962)

    BirthplaceTorreón, 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 competed in the...  more
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    BirthplaceHuatabampo, Mexico

    Weight DivisionLightweight

    José Luis Ramírez (born December 3, 1958) is a retired Mexican boxer. He was a two-time World Lightweight Champion. ...  more
  • 16

    BirthplaceGilroy, California

    Weight DivisionWelterweight, 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 and...  more
  • 17

    BirthplaceGarden City, Kansas

    Weight DivisionWelterweight, 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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    BirthplaceMexicali, Mexico

    Weight DivisionLightweight

    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 two-time world...  more
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    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    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 challenger. Juarez was known...  more
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    BirthplaceWoodland, California

    Vicente Escobedo (born November 6, 1981 in Woodland, California) is an American professional boxer of Mexican descent....  more
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    BirthplaceCommerce, California

    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 the...  more
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    BirthplaceGuadalajara, 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 the reality TV show...  more
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    BirthplaceGuadalajara, Mexico

    Weight DivisionFeatherweight

    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 title from...  more
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    BirthplaceTamaulipas, 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....  more
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    BirthplaceJiquilpan, Michoacán, Mexico

    Weight DivisionLightweight

    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 boxer...  more