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San Antonio on Thursday honored the first super flyweight world champion, Robert “Pikin” Quiroga, a legendary Mexican-American boxer and “hero” from San Antonio’s West Side.

The City Council has approved naming the gazebo in Rosedale Park, where thousands gather for the annual Conjunto Festival, the Robert “Pikin” Quiroga Pavilion.

The recognition for the boxer came after 5th District Councilwoman Terri Castillo held a public hearing to rename Pavilion 2 in Quiroga's honor and after local residents, including the Quiroga family, rallied behind the request.

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