San Antonio: City Council Approves Naming of Rosedale Park Pavilion in Honor of Boxer Robert Quiroga

SAN ANTONIO (June 20, 2024) ~ In a unanimous decision, the City Council of San Antonio has approved the naming of Pavilion 2 at Rosedale Park after local boxing legend Robert "Pikin" Quiroga. The announcement was made on June 20, 2024, and was met with gratitude from the Quiroga family.

According to a statement from the family, they are "honored and humbled" by the decision to name the pavilion after their late relative. They also expressed their appreciation to Mayor and the entire City Council for their support. Councilmember Teri Castillo, who spearheaded the initiative, was also thanked for her efforts.

The idea to name the pavilion after Quiroga came from Councilmember Castillo herself. After hearing from constituents about their desire to honor Quiroga's legacy, she brought forth the proposal to City Council. In her statement following the approval, she stated that this decision serves as a proper commemoration of Quiroga's impact on San Antonio and District 5.

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Quiroga was a graduate of Edgewood Independent School District's Memorial High School and a beloved figure in District 5. He made history as the first World Super Flyweight Champion from the United States and successfully defended his IBF Jr. Bantamweight Championship five times between 1990 and 1993.

With this new addition to Rosedale Park, Quiroga's legacy will continue to live on as a reminder of his achievements and contributions to his community. The City Council's decision serves as a testament to San Antonio's pride in its champions.

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