Mexicali has had great boxers, one of them is undoubtedly Rafael "Raffles" Gutierrez.
The Raffles had a professional record of 46-13-5, were active from 1964 to 1976 with a period of inactivity between 1974 and 1975. On February 6, 1966, he defeated Memo Ayon by knockout to be crowned middle national champion. Said title was defended on 6 occasions His victims were Memo Ayon battling towers Jesse Armenta Adolfo Hernandez ignacio rubio and Raul Delgado He disputed the California light heavyweight title against Ray White in October 1972, a fight that ended in a draw. The Raffles played his last fight on December 13, 1976, losing to Pierre Fourie in South Africa.
The popular raffles passed away on January 23, 2018 Rafael "Raffles" Gutierres, a historic boxer in Mexicali and one of the best middleweights Mexico has ever had.