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    Danny Trejo
    From his Wikipedia page: On 24 January 2023, Danny's ancestry was featured on PBS, on the popular genealogy program Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr. Dan "Danny" Trejo (Spanish pronun...
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    Rodolfo Quinn-Oaxaca (April 21, 1915 – June 3, 2001), more commonly known as Anthony Quinn, was a Mexican actor, as well as a painter and writer. He starred in numerous critically acclaimed and commerc...
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    Charles Bronson (born Charles Dennis Buchinsky; November 3, 1921 – August 30, 2003) was an American film and television actor. He starred in films such as Once Upon a Time in the West, The Magnif...
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    Isidro Paredes was born on 04 April 1907 at Bangued, Abra. His father was of Mexican descent and his mother an American (other sources indicate his father was an Ilocano and mother was of Spanish desce...

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"Boxing is a martial art and combat sport in which two people throw punches at each other, usually with gloved hands. Historically, the goals have been to weaken and knock down the opponent.

"Amateur boxing is both an Olympic and Commonwealth sport and is a common fixture in most international games—it also has its own World Championships. Boxing is supervised by a referee over a series of one- to three-minute intervals called rounds. The result is decided when an opponent is deemed incapable to continue by a referee, is disqualified for breaking a rule, resigns by throwing in a towel, or is pronounced the winner or loser based on the judges' scorecards at the end of the contest. In the event that both fighters gain equal scores from the judges, the fight is considered a draw.

"While people have fought in hand-to-hand combat since before the dawn of history, the origin of boxing as an organized sport may be its acceptance by the ancient Greeks as an Olympic game in BC 688. Boxing evolved from 16th- and 18th-century prizefights, largely in Great Britain, to the forerunner of modern boxing in the mid-19th century, again initially in Great Britain and later in the United States."

Source: Boxing at Wikipedia