Gilberto Jesus Mendoza awards the WBA title to Can Xu

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Gilberto Jesus Mendoza awards the WBA title to Can Xu
Gilberto Jesus Mendoza awards the WBA title to Can Xu. Photo: Courtesy

President of the World Boxing Association (WBA) Gilberto Jesus Mendoza has awarded the Featherweight  world title to Can Xu today Thursday March 28th in China. The event also consisted of the presence of the former boxing superstar and current promoter Oscar de la Hoya.

The Chinese warrior secured his championship this past 26th of January 2019, when he defeated Puerto Rican Jesus Rojas by a wide unanimous decision with scores of : 117-111, 116-112, and 118-110. This ratifies the continuous development of boxing in the massive hub that is the Asian market directly promoted by the organization of the WBA.

“This reflects that champions are constructed with hard work. We opened for business in china in 2016 and since then we have a great Chinese champion in Can Xu, Although already being a great young gladiator we are sure he will continue to improve”, affirmed the man on top of the hierarchy of the WBA.

Can Xu is 25 years of age and so far has had a great career above the ring with 18 fights and 16 of those fights won and 2 coming by the way of knockout. He has also tasted defeat having lost 2 of those 18 fights as well. Those 2 losses came within his first year as a professional having fought 5 times in total. Since then he has climbed his way up with 13 consecutive wins and capturing not only the WBA championship but the WBA Oceania and the WBA international championships as well.

Without a doubt this ratifies the politics of the WBA with Gilberto Jesus Mendoza at the forefront of the organization to develop in other regions and augment the level of boxing to have various other countries count on great champions.


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