Honorary World Champ Lil' Oscar

Jaime Cantu (right) embraces his son, Oscar Cantu, after presenting him with an honorary WBC World title.  (Photo by Frank Cardenas)

Kingsville native and local boxing champion Oscar “Lil’ Oscar” Cantu announced he is hanging up his gloves and calling it a career after 23 years.

At a press conference that took place at Bray’s Smokehouse in Kingsville on Monday, Cantu took the podium and announced he is retiring from the sport of boxing due to a brain aneurysm.

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