Pedro Infante and his extraordinary discipline in sports

The singer of Pepe 'El Toro' was a great aficionado of Boxing and Baseball, besides, his physique showed his discipline in the gym.

Pedro Infante was a great singer and actor, however, he is also remembered for being a man with an extraordinary discipline in sports.
Pedro Infante was a great singer and actor, however, he is also remembered for being a man with an extraordinary discipline in sports.

This Monday marked the 62nd anniversary of the death of one of the most representative figures of the cinema and in general of Mexican culture: Pedro Infante, who died on April 15, 1957, when he was piloting a plane from Mérida, Yucatán to Mexico City.

According to statements by María Luisa León, Pedro Infante's first wife, the actor who in life participated in more than 60 films, began his days at five in the morning to go running and paddling in the Chapultepec Forest lake and If it was not enough, he would finish his mornings in the gym doing exercises with weights. It is worth mentioning that Infante was one of the first Mexican actors to work his physique in this way.

Pedro Infante was also a great Boxer, in 1953 he managed to take his skills in pugilism to the big screen with the movie 'Pepe' El Toro '', which completes the trilogy 'Nosotros los pobres' where he played a boxer from the neighborhood. Pedro Infante got to train with Raúl 'Ratón' Macías and Barbabé 'Babe' Vázquez, both legendary Mexican boxing champions in different categories.

Another of the sports with which Pedro Infante was linked on several occasions was Baseball. Although there are no records that he was part of an amateur ninth, it is known that Infante played a selection from his native Mazatlan, Sinaloa, where he served as a third base in a game to raise funds for the victims of Cuba who suffered damage after the passage of a hurricane.

by agencies

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