Gaspar Ortega

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Gaspar "Indio" Ortega
Statistics
Real name Gaspar Ortega
Nickname(s) El Indio
Weight(s) Light Middleweight
Welterweight
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Reach 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Nationality Mexico Mexican
Born (1935-10-31) October 31, 1935 (age 81)
Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 176
Wins 131
Wins by KO 69
Losses 39
Draws 6
No contests 0

Gaspar "Indio" Ortega (born October 31, 1935 in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico) was a Mexican professional boxer[1] and is considered one of the best Welterweight boxers from Mexico.[2]

Pro career[edit]

In January 1953, Ortega was only seventeen years old when he won his pro debut against Miguel Ocana in San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora, Mexico.[3]

World Welter Championship[edit]

On June 3, 1961 Gaspar lost to Emile Griffith, the bout would be his first shot at a World Championship.[4]

Retirement[edit]

In 1995 Ortega was elected into the World Boxing Hall of Fame.[5]

Footnotes[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Troy Rondinone, Friday Night Figher: Gaspar "Indio" Ortega and the Golden Age of Television Boxing. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2013.

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