Panama was like a second home for the President Emeritus of the World Boxing Association (WBA), Gilberto Mendoza, and for the organization itself. In the month that marks two years since his passing, a mass was held at the “Santuario Nacional de María”, to honor the memory of the Venezuelan, who found in the Country of the Canal a way to work for boxing at a great level.
His family, friends and the WBA staff gathered to pay tribute to the leader in one of the most recognized temples of Panama City. The event is accompanied by a set of activities that the boxing world is carrying out in several countries to remember one of the men who defined an era in the boxing field thanks to his dedication to sports and his contribution to the youth of Latin America and the world.
Mendoza died on March 11th, 2016, and is one of the most missed men in Boxing. He left an important legacy, which the WBA wants to follow with the intention of making boxing an increasingly better sport.