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Marcelo “El Torito” Dominguez thanks Saint Charbel for having won the boxing championship in light heavyweight. The saint has been giving him his divine help since the beginning of his career in the Tepito neighborhood. He brings this humble retablo for that.

Mexico City

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I thank the Holy Child Doctor of the Sick for granting me with health so I could back to boxing. A Canadian boxer knocked me down very strongly and I was told I wouldn’t be able to box ever again. And then we met at the ring once again, only this time I won the championship. I dedicate the present ex-voto with all my heart.

Juan “The Falcon” Mendez
Toluca, 1977

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Day before his fight, Ruperto Rivero got sick with a diarrhea. Since no remedy could help him, he implored the Virgin of Guadalupe. Ruperto recovered and won the fight. He thanks for that.

Mexico, 1948

The Suarez brothers, Ernesto and Pedro, were fighting at the final of the local boxing tournament. That boxing match was so intense it ended with tie. Both brothers received the rewards. They thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for this achievement.

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I’m asking the Virgin of Guadalupe for luck and strength so I could win the Golden Gloves tournament.

Frivolito Santos

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The janitor Roberto Mendoza was rude to a boxer, and the boxer couldn’t take it and, with a right powerful punch, sent Roberto to the hospital. He thanks Saint John Bosco for this lesson and promises to not be a clown anymore.

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The great day came, when El Canelo should confront Mayweather. They were going even but it ended bad for El Canelo.

Luis Ramirez thanks Saint John Bosco with this retablo for not losing his sight after received a tremendous blow during a fight in the ring.

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Roberto Jimenez got drunk and it made him easy to get into the zoo to box with a kangaroo. He thanks Saint Jude Thaddeus with this retablo for he survived the trashing given to him by the animal. Although he was arrested, he didn’t spent a lot of time in jail.

One bully used to beat Arnulfo Gutierrez. Then the boy entrusted himself to Saint Jerome. With his help, Arnulfo learned to box and gave a good beating to the bully.

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I thank the Virgin because on the night of October 14 she didn’t let the Kid Montalban beat me in spite of his cheating.

Veracruz, 1973

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Demetrio Hernandez worked as referee in a championship fight, and he was knocked out by mistake of the boxer «Kid» Rodriguez. He thanks St. Jude Thaddeus with this retablo, because he only lost two teeth and nothing seriously bad happened. Some time later he returned to work.

Tijuana, 1968

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Rodrigo Vasquez got involved with his boxing coach’s daughter. When her father found out about he kicked them both out his gym. Rodrigo thanks Saint John Bosco because they got married and he found another place for his training.