Gaspar Ortega

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Gaspar "Indio" Ortega
Real nameGaspar Ortega
Nickname(s)El Indio
Weight(s)Light Middleweight
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Reach1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
NationalityMexico Mexican
Born (1935-10-31) October 31, 1935 (age 83)
Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
Boxing record
Total fights176
Wins by KO69
No contests0

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]


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


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  2. ^ Jack Cavanaugh, "Ortega Is Still Making Contact in the Ring," New York Times, May 2, 1999.
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  5. ^ Archived from the original on July 17, 2011. Retrieved November 21, 2010. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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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