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September 24th, 2009
10:54 AM ET

Pionero: John "The Quiet Man" Ruiz

When heavyweight boxer John "The Quiet Man" Ruiz defeated defending champ Evander Holyfield in 2001, he became the first Hispanic to hold the WBA title. CNN's Don Lemon spoke with Ruiz about what it means to be a Latino pioneer.


Filed under: Don Lemon • Pioneros: Latino Firsts
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  1. Mrs. Eileen Curras widow to Hernandez (WWII)

    When is "pionereros" will be on the web site?

    September 25, 2009 at 9:40 am |
  2. Mrs. Eileen Curras widow to Hernandez (WWII)

    Boxing is not the only sport or venue that Latinos do. Latinos even have Astronauts today. The icons have changed a lot.

    September 25, 2009 at 9:52 am |
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