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Lupe Pintor

Mexican boxer

Lupe Pintor is ...


Born 13 April 1955 in Cuajimalpa
Age 68 years, 2 months

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship Mexico
Occupation boxer
Country for sport Mexico
Awards The Ring magazine Comeback of the Year
Sports discipline competed in bantamweight
Sport boxing
Sports discipline competed in bantamweight

About Lupe Pintor

Lupe Pintor, born on April 13, 1955, in Mexico City, is a former professional boxer who made a name for himself in the ring during the 1970s and 1980s. Pintor was known for his aggressive style and powerful punches, which earned him the nickname "El Zurdo de Oro" (The Golden Southpaw).

Pintor began his professional career in 1974 and quickly rose through the ranks, winning his first 14 fights. He went on to win the WBC bantamweight title in 1979, defeating Carlos Zarate in a memorable bout that saw both fighters knocked down multiple times. Pintor successfully defended his title four times before losing it to Wilfredo Gomez in 1982.

Despite the setback, Pintor continued to fight at the highest level, moving up to the super bantamweight division and winning the WBC title in 1985. He defended the title twice before losing it to Juan Meza in 1986. Pintor retired from boxing in 1995 with a record of 56 wins, 14 losses, and 2 draws.

Pintor's career was not without controversy, however. In 1980, he fought against Johnny Owen in a bout that ended tragically when Owen suffered a brain injury and died a few days later. Pintor was deeply affected by the incident and later dedicated his fights to Owen's memory.

Despite the tragedy, Pintor's legacy as a boxer remains intact. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2016, and his aggressive style and powerful punches continue to inspire young boxers around the world.


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