Gaspar Ortega

In this article we will explore the life and work of Gaspar Ortega, a character who has left an indelible mark on history. From his humble beginnings to reaching the pinnacle of success, Gaspar Ortega has inspired countless people with his dedication, passion and determination. Along these lines we will discover the achievements and challenges that have marked his career, as well as his impact on society and the world. Get ready to embark on an exciting journey through the life of Gaspar Ortega and discover the highlights of his legacy.
Gaspar "Indio" Ortega
Born
Gaspar Ortega

(1935-10-31) October 31, 1935 (age 88)
NationalityMexican
Other namesEl Indio
Statistics
Weight(s)Light middleweight
Welterweight
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Reach1.87 m (6 ft 1+12 in)
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights176
Wins131
Wins by KO69
Losses39
Draws6

Gaspar "Indio" Ortega (born October 31, 1935) was a Mexican professional boxer and is considered one of the best Welterweight boxers from Mexico.

Pro career

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.

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

Retirement

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


Professional boxing record

176 fights 131 wins 39 losses
By knockout 69 2
By decision 62 37
Draws 6
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
176 Loss 131–39–6 Charley Shipes PTS 10 Sep 25, 1965 Uptown Arena, Modesto, California, US
175 Loss 131–38–6 Henry Aldrich UD 10 Aug 17, 1965 Civic Auditorium, San Jose, California, US
174 Loss 131–37–6 Manuel Avitia PTS 10 Jul 31, 1965 Nuevo Laredo, Mexico
173 Loss 131–36–6 Ted Whitfield UD 10 May 25, 1965 Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, US
172 Loss 131–35–6 Manuel Gonzalez PTS 10 Mar 23, 1965 Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, US
171 Loss 131–34–6 Brian Curvis PTS 10 Feb 23, 1965 Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, England, UK
170 Draw 131–33–6 Marshall Wells PTS 10 Jan 20, 1965 Corpus Christi, Texas, US
169 Loss 131–33–5 Sandro Mazzinghi TKO 7 (10) Nov 6, 1964 PalaEur, Roma, Italy
168 Loss 131–32–5 Gabe Terronez UD 10 Sep 29, 1964 Kearney Bowl, Fresno, California, US
167 Loss 131–31–5 Stan Harrington UD 12 Sep 8, 1964 Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii, US For U.S. and vacant North American junior middleweight titles
166 Draw 131–30–5 Gene Bryant SD 10 Aug 4, 1964 Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, US
165 Win 131–30–4 Cecil Mott UD 10 Jun 27, 1964 Laurel High School Gym, Laurel, Texas, US
164 Win 130–30–4 Kilio Barringo KO 1 (10) Jun 20, 1964 San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico
163 Win 129–30–4 Joe Armorosa KO 2 (10) Jun 15, 1964 Sonora, Mexico
162 Win 128–30–4 Mike Tunney UD 10 Jun 13, 1964 Medford, Oregon, US
161 Win 127–30–4 Nando Artega PTS 10 Jun 6, 1964 Magdalena, Mexico
160 Win 126–30–4 Juan Rodriguez PTS 10 May 30, 1964 San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico
159 Win 125–30–4 Felipe Mendoza PTS 10 May 25, 1964 Cananea, Mexico
158 Win 124–30–4 Kid Rojas KO 4 (10) May 23, 1964 Sonora, Mexico
157 Win 123–30–4 Willie Ross TKO 5 (10), 0:48 May 19, 1964 Castaways Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, US
156 Win 122–30–4 Juan Rodriguez KO 3 (10) May 16, 1964 Sonora, Mexico
155 Win 121–30–4 Felipe Mendoza KO 5 (10) May 14, 1964 Sonora, Mexico
154 Win 120–30–4 Kid Ayala KO 4 (10) May 13, 1964 Cananea, Mexico
153 Win 119–30–4 Francisco Cancio PTS 10 May 11, 1964 Nogales, Mexico
152 Win 118–30–4 Sixto Diaz KO 4 (10) May 8, 1964 Sonora, Mexico
151 Win 117–30–4 Joe Arias KO 2 (10) May 6, 1964 San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico
150 Win 116–30–4 Carlos Arias KO 2 (10) May 4, 1964 Tijuana, Mexico
149 Win 115–30–4 Victor Delgado KO 2 (10) Apr 29, 1964 Magdalena, Mexico
148 Win 114–30–4 Manuel Garcia KO 2 (10) Apr 26, 1964 Sonora, Mexico
147 Win 113–30–4 Carlos Diego KO 3 (10) Apr 24, 1964 Sonora, Mexico
146 Win 112–30–4 Joe Louis Hargrove TKO 4 (10), 1:49 Apr 22, 1964 Madison Square Garden, Phoenix, Arizona, US
145 Loss 111–30–4 Stan Harrington UD 10 Mar 17, 1964 Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii, US
144 Win 111–29–4 Domenico Tiberia PTS 10 Feb 28, 1964 Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Italy
143 Loss 110–29–4 Francois Pavilla PTS 10 Feb 10, 1964 Palais des Sports, Paris, France
142 Win 110–28–4 Memo Lopez PTS 10 Jan 22, 1964 Memorial Civic Auditorium, Stockton, California, US
141 Win 109–28–4 Luis Garduno UD 10 Jan 13, 1964 Sports Center, Tucson, Arizona, US
140 Win 108–28–4 Kid Rayo UD 10 Dec 11, 1963 Madison Square Garden, Phoenix, Arizona, US
139 Win 107–28–4 Aristeo Chavarin UD 10 Dec 4, 1963 Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
138 Loss 106–28–4 Nino Benvenuti PTS 10 Oct 18, 1963 PalaEur, Roma, Italy
137 Win 106–27–4 Ricardo Ray PTS 10 Sep 25, 1963 Sonora, Mexico
136 Win 105–27–4 Bobby Pencer PTS 10 Sep 23, 1963 San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico
135 Win 104–27–4 Willie Garcia KO 2 (10) Sep 17, 1963 Puebla, Mexico
134 Win 103–27–4 Freddie Mora KO 6 (10) Sep 15, 1963 San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico
133 Draw 102–27–4 Tony Noriega PTS 10 Sep 13, 1963 Bakersfield Dome, Bakersfield, California, US
132 Win 102–27–3 Manny Ochoa PTS 10 Aug 18, 1963 Sonora, Mexico
131 Win 101–27–3 Kildo Rodriguez KO 5 (10) Aug 12, 1963 Mexico
130 Win 100–27–3 Jimmy Durpey PTS 10 Aug 4, 1963 Sonora, Mexico
129 Win 99–27–3 Al Mendez KO 1 (10) Jul 28, 1963 Nogales, Mexico
128 Win 98–27–3 Alberto Perez KO 5 (10) Jul 20, 1963 Ensenada, Mexico
127 Win 97–27–3 Billy Bello SD 10 Jul 6, 1963 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, US
126 Win 96–27–3 Al Villa KO 2 (10) Jun 9, 1963 Sonora, Mexico
125 Win 95–27–3 Mike Diaz KO 4 (10) Jun 4, 1963 Sonora, Mexico
124 Win 94–27–3 Danny Brown KO 3 (10) Jun 2, 1963 Clovis, New Mexico, US
123 Win 93–27–3 Everardo Armenta KO 4 (10) May 17, 1963 Monterrey, Mexico
122 Win 92–27–3 Jose Diaz KO 3 (10) Apr 20, 1963 Nogales, Mexico
121 Draw 91–27–3 Alvaro Gutierrez PTS 10 Mar 9, 1963 Monterrey, Mexico
120 Win 91–27–2 Beto Gerardo KO 7 (10) Feb 26, 1963 Auditorio Municipal, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
119 Win 90–27–2 Pedro Torres KO 2 (10) Feb 10, 1963 Cananea, Mexico
118 Win 89–27–2 Charley Scott UD 10 Jan 28, 1963 Civic Center, Baltimore, Maryland, US
117 Win 88–27–2 Tony Noriega PTS 10 Dec 3, 1962 Bakersfield Dome, Bakersfield, California, US
116 Win 87–27–2 Mel Barker MD 10 Nov 15, 1962 Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, US
115 Win 86–27–2 Stan Harrington RTD 7 (10) Oct 23, 1962 Honolulu Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii, US
114 Loss 85–27–2 Bob Fosmire UD 10 Sep 22, 1962 Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, US
113 Win 85–26–2 Charley 'Tombstone' Smith KO 5 (10), 1:18 Sep 10, 1962 Civic Center, Butte, Montana, US
112 Win 84–26–2 Juan Lopez KO 5 (10) Aug 5, 1962 Piedras Negras, Mexico
111 Win 83–26–2 Charley 'Tombstone' Smith PTS 10 Jul 24, 1962 Plaza de Toros, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
110 Win 82–26–2 Tony Reyes KO 2 (10) Jul 22, 1962 Sonora, Mexico
109 Win 81–26–2 Al Duarte KO 3 (10) Jul 21, 1962 Sonora, Mexico
108 Loss 80–26–2 Charley 'Tombstone' Smith SD 10 Jul 2, 1962 Civic Center, Butte, Montana, US
107 Win 80–25–2 Camilo Flores KO 6 (10) Jun 24, 1962 Agua Prieta, Mexico
106 Win 79–25–2 Teddy Arnold KO 6 (10) Jun 23, 1962 Cananea, Mexico
105 Win 78–25–2 Everardo Armenta PTS 10 Jun 12, 1962 Plaza de Toros, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
104 Win 77–25–2 Carey Mace KO 5 (10) Jun 4, 1962 Sonora, Mexico
103 Win 76–25–2 Mike Corona KO 3 (10) Jun 2, 1962 Sonora, Mexico
102 Win 75–25–2 Federico Payan KO 2 (10) May 29, 1962 Plaza de Toros, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
101 Win 74–25–2 Arnie Cota Robles PTS 10 May 19, 1962 Marshall Gym, Clovis, New Mexico, US
100 Win 73–25–2 Trinidad Veloz TKO 4 (10), 1:52 May 15, 1962 Sports Arena, Amarillo, Texas, US
99 Win 72–25–2 Jimmy Davis UD 10 May 5, 1962 Sonora, Mexico
98 Win 71–25–2 Bernardo Velez KO 6 (10) Apr 30, 1962 Sonora, Mexico
97 Loss 70–25–2 Joey Limas UD 10 Apr 23, 1962 Civic Auditorium, Albuquerque, New Mexico, US
96 Loss 70–24–2 Charley Scott UD 10 Jan 6, 1962 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, US
95 Win 70–23–2 Charlie Wright TKO 3 (10) Dec 22, 1961 Yavapai County Youth Center, Prescott, Arizona, US
94 Win 69–23–2 Bobby Brown KO 4 (10) Dec 13, 1961 Madison Square Garden, Phoenix, Arizona, US
93 Win 68–23–2 Negro Veloz KO 2 (10) Dec 5, 1961 Sports Arena, Yuma, Arizona, US
92 Loss 67–23–2 Frankie Ramirez UD 10 Nov 28, 1961 Civic Auditorium, San Jose, California, US
91 Win 67–22–2 Kid Rayo MD 10 Oct 24, 1961 San Jose, California, US
90 Win 66–22–2 Tony Coleman KO 3 (10) Oct 16, 1961 Tucson Garden, Tucson, Arizona, US
89 Win 65–22–2 Kid Rayo UD 10 Sep 29, 1961 Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, US
88 Win 64–22–2 Negro Veloz KO 4 (10) Sep 20, 1961 Madison Square Garden, Phoenix, Arizona, US
87 Win 63–22–2 Georgie Hart KO 4 (10) Sep 13, 1961 Guaymas, Mexico
86 Win 62–22–2 Federico Payan KO 2 (10) Sep 10, 1961 Nogales, Mexico
85 Win 61–22–2 Negro Veloz KO 5 (10) Sep 7, 1961 Hermosillo, Mexico
84 Win 60–22–2 Reybon Stubbs KO 3 (10) Sep 2, 1961 Ciudad Obregon, Mexico
83 Win 59–22–2 Bobby Brown KO 5 (10) Aug 22, 1961 Nogales, Mexico
82 Loss 58–22–2 Emile Griffith TKO 12 (15), 0:48 Jun 3, 1961 Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, US For NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring welterweight titles
81 Win 58–21–2 Benny 'Kid' Paret UD 10 Feb 25, 1961 Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, US
80 Loss 57–21–2 Carmen Basilio UD 10 Jan 7, 1961 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, US
79 Loss 57–20–2 Kid Rayo PTS 10 Nov 28, 1960 Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach, California, US
78 Loss 57–19–2 Luis Federico Thompson UD 10 Oct 29, 1960 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, US
77 Win 57–18–2 Kid Rayo UD 10 Oct 11, 1960 Memorial Auditorium, Fresno, California, US
76 Win 56–18–2 Karl Heinz Guder RTD 6 (10) Sep 13, 1960 Plaza de Toros, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
75 Win 55–18–2 Enrique Esqueda PTS 10 Aug 27, 1960 Mexico City, Mexico
74 Win 54–18–2 Johnny Gonsalves UD 10 Jul 6, 1960 Auditorium, Oakland, California, US
73 Win 53–18–2 Karl Heinz Guder UD 10 May 26, 1960 Memorial Auditorium, Fresno, California, US
72 Win 52–18–2 Armando Muniz SD 10 May 17, 1960 Plaza de Toros, Tijuana, Mexico
71 Loss 51–18–2 Emile Griffith SD 10 Feb 12, 1960 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, US
70 Win 51–17–2 Stan Harrington UD 10 Jan 8, 1960 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, US
69 Loss 50–17–2 Florentino Fernández SD 10 Oct 30, 1959 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, US
68 Loss 50–16–2 Florentino Fernández UD 10 Sep 11, 1959 Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, US
67 Win 50–15–2 Benny 'Kid' Paret SD 10 Aug 7, 1959 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, US
66 Win 49–15–2 Ray Terrazas PTS 10 Jul 13, 1959 Plaza de Toros, Tijuana, Mexico
65 Win 48–15–2 Ray Terrazas TKO 10 (10), 2:44 Jun 16, 1959 Plaza de Toros, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
64 Loss 47–15–2 Rudell Stitch UD 10 May 8, 1959 War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, US
63 Win 47–14–2 Rudell Stitch SD 10 Feb 6, 1959 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, US
62 Loss 46–14–2 Denny Moyer SD 10 Jan 2, 1959 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, US
61 Loss 46–13–2 Don Jordan SD 12 Oct 22, 1958 Lafayette Hotel, Long Beach, California, US
60 Loss 46–12–2 Don Jordan SD 10 Sep 17, 1958 Armory, Portland, Oregon, US
59 Draw 46–11–2 Mickey Crawford SD 10 Aug 13, 1958 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, US
58 Win 46–11–1 Mickey Crawford SD 10 Jul 11, 1958 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, US
57 Win 45–11–1 Bobby Terrance UD 10 May 12, 1958 Sports Center, Tucson, Arizona, US
56 Loss 44–11–1 Ralph Dupas MD 10 Feb 5, 1958 Municipal Auditorium, Norfolk, Virginia, US
55 Loss 44–10–1 Isaac Logart UD 12 Dec 6, 1957 Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, US
54 Win 44–9–1 Kid Gavilán SD 12 Oct 22, 1957 Wrigley Field, Los Angeles, California, US
53 Win 43–9–1 David Cervantes PTS 10 Sep 24, 1957 Plaza de Toros, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
52 Loss 42–9–1 Kid Gavilán UD 10 Jul 31, 1957 Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, US
51 Loss 42–8–1 Larry Baker SD 10 Jul 3, 1957 Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, US
50 Win 42–7–1 Isaac Logart SD 12 May 10, 1957 War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, US
49 Win 41–7–1 Miguel Burciaga KO 2 (10) Apr 1, 1957 Baseball Park, Tijuana, Mexico
48 Loss 40–7–1 Tony DeMarco UD 10 Feb 9, 1957 Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, US
47 Win 40–6–1 Tony DeMarco SD 10 Dec 21, 1956 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, US
46 Win 39–6–1 Tony DeMarco SD 10 Nov 23, 1956 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, US
45 Win 38–6–1 Isaac Logart MD 10 Oct 17, 1956 Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, US
44 Win 37–6–1 Hardy Smallwood UD 10 Sep 10, 1956 Plaza de Toros, Tijuana, Mexico
43 Win 36–6–1 Gene Poirier MD 10 Jun 11, 1956 St. Nicholas Arena, New York City, New York, US
42 Loss 35–6–1 Hardy Smallwood UD 10 Apr 2, 1956 St. Nicholas Arena, New York City, New York, US
41 Loss 35–5–1 Isaac Logart UD 10 Mar 16, 1956 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, US
40 Win 35–4–1 Tex Gonzalez PTS 6 Feb 10, 1956 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, US
39 Win 34–4–1 Tex Gonzalez UD 6 Dec 7, 1955 Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, US
38 Loss 33–4–1 Tex Gonzalez SD 6 Oct 28, 1955 Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, US
37 Win 33–3–1 Juan Tejada UD 10 Oct 14, 1955 War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, US
36 Win 32–3–1 Frank Bombiani PTS 4 Aug 24, 1955 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, US
35 Loss 31–3–1 David Cervantes PTS 12 Jun 12, 1955 Mexicali, Mexico For vacant Baja California Norte welterweight title
34 Win 31–2–1 Tony Esquivel KO 8 (10) May 1, 1955 Mexicali, Mexico
33 Win 30–2–1 Jesse Robles KO 8 (10) Apr 22, 1955 Mexicali, Mexico
32 Win 29–2–1 Tony Esquivel KO 3 (10) Apr 16, 1955 Ensenada, Mexico
31 Win 28–2–1 David Cervantes KO 8 (10) Mar 14, 1955 Tijuana, Mexico
30 Win 27–2–1 Al Villegas KO 3 (10) Jan 21, 1955 Tijuana, Mexico
29 Win 26–2–1 Jesus del Ray KO 3 (10) Dec 24, 1954 Tijuana, Mexico
28 Win 25–2–1 Gavilancillo Sonorense KO 3 (10) Dec 19, 1954 Tijuana, Mexico
27 Loss 24–2–1 Tommy Barto PTS 8 Nov 19, 1954 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, US
26 Win 24–1–1 Tony Celano PTS 10 Sep 20, 1954 Colonial Heights, Virginia, US
25 Draw 23–1–1 Tommy Barto PTS 4 Sep 10, 1954 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, US
24 Win 23–1 Iggy Maldonado PTS 4 Aug 25, 1954 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, US
23 Win 22–1 Baby Franco PTS 10 Jul 24, 1954 Tijuana, Mexico
22 Loss 21–1 David Cervantes PTS 10 Jun 27, 1954 Ensenada, Mexico
21 Win 21–0 Alex Cano KO 6 (10) Jan 2, 1954 Ensenada, Mexico
20 Win 20–0 Augustin Rosales PTS 10 Dec 27, 1953 San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico
19 Win 19–0 Tuzo Jimenez PTS 10 Dec 13, 1953 San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico
18 Win 18–0 Roca Reyes PTS 6 Dec 6, 1953 San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico
17 Win 17–0 Gavilancillo Sonorense PTS 8 Dec 2, 1953 San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico
16 Win 16–0 Baby Veloz KO 2 (8) Nov 7, 1953 Ensenada, Mexico
15 Win 15–0 Ricardo Fox PTS 6 Oct 12, 1953 Tijuana, Mexico
14 Win 14–0 Esteban Ruiz KO 2 (8) Sep 26, 1953 Ensenada, Mexico
13 Win 13–0 Chalino Navarez PTS 8 Jul 12, 1953 San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico
12 Win 12–0 Chalino Navarez PTS 8 Jul 5, 1953 San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico
11 Win 11–0 Chamaco Ortiz PTS 8 May 21, 1953 San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico
10 Win 10–0 Arnoldo Gil PTS 8 May 17, 1953 San Luis Potosi, Mexico
9 Win 9–0 Joe Ortega KO 7 (8) May 10, 1953 San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico
8 Win 8–0 Kid Charol KO 2 (8) Apr 24, 1953 Ensenada, Mexico
7 Win 7–0 Chamaco Garcia KO 6 (8) Mar 15, 1953 Ensenada, Mexico
6 Win 6–0 Negro Garcia PTS 6 Mar 1, 1953 Ensenada, Mexico
5 Win 5–0 Negrito Desilao KO 2 (6) Feb 28, 1953 Ensenada, Mexico
4 Win 4–0 Kid Alegria KO 6 (6) Feb 15, 1953 Mexicali, Mexico
3 Win 3–0 Angel Rios KO 1 (6) Jan 24, 1953 San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico
2 Win 2–0 Tony Rojas KO 1 (6) Jan 10, 1953 San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico
1 Win 1–0 Miguel Ocana KO 1 (6) Jan 1, 1953 San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico

Footnotes

  1. ^ "Cyber Boxing Zone -- Gaspar Ortega".
  2. ^ Jack Cavanaugh, "Ortega Is Still Making Contact in the Ring," New York Times, May 2, 1999.
  3. ^ "BoxRec Boxing Records". boxrec.com. Archived from the original on 2012-10-18.
  4. ^ "BoxRec Boxing Records". boxrec.com. Archived from the original on 2012-10-18.
  5. ^ "Gaspar Ortega". Archived from the original on July 17, 2011. Retrieved November 21, 2010.

Further reading

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

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