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"El indio de Cuajimalpa" was involved in some of the most spectacular and controversial contests in boxing history and retired in 1995. (Photo: Notimex)

Lupe Pintor elected to the Boxing Hall of Fame

16/12/2015
13:46
AP
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The Mexican boxer held the WBC World Bantamweight Championship from 1978 to 1983 and the WBC World Super Bantamweight Championship from 1985 to 1986.

José Guadalupe Pintor Guzmán, a former Mexican world boxing champion, has been elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Nicknamed "El Indio De Cuajimalpa", he started boxing professionally in 1974. Pintor is a double World Champion, having held the WBC World Bantamweight Championship from 1978 until 1983 and the WBC World Super Bantamweight Championship from 1985 to 1986. He was involved in some of the most spectacular and controversial contests in boxing history and retired in 1995.

Also selected were Héctor “Macho” Camacho, a late Puerto Rican boxer, and Hilario Zapata of Panama.

Picked in the non-participant and observer categories were: Harold Lederman, a judge for over 30 years; sports columnist Jerry Izenberg of the Newark Star-Ledger; Marc Ratner, executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission for 14 years; and Col. Bob Sheridan, an international television broadcaster since 1973.

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