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San Antonio Considers Naming Pavilion After Boxing Legend Robert 'Pikin' Quiroga

This week, the District 5 Office and the San Antonio Parks & Recreation Department facilitated a public meeting with area residents to discuss giving Pavilion 2 a name. The name selected would commemorate one of San Antonio’s legendary boxer – Robert “Pikin” Quiroga. 

Robert Quiroga was a graduate of Memorial High School, and a beloved figure in District 5. He was the first World Super Flyweight Champion from the United States and successfully defended the IBF Jr. Bantamweight Championship five times from 1990 to 1993. 

The proposed name came from Councilmember Teri Castillo after hearing from constituents that there was an appetite to commemorate Quiroga’s legacy. 

“San Antonio’s Westside, especially District 5 has a rich tradition of boxers at all levels of competition,” the Councilmember said. “The proposed name for the pavilion at Rosedale Park, once approved, will serve to commemorate that spirit along with cherishing the legacy of Robert Quiroga.”

The next step toward making the Robert “Pikin” Quiroga Pavilion a reality is for it to go before the entire San Antonio City Council for approval. 

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