During his visit to Venezuela Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, president of the World Boxing Association (WBA), awarded the former Venezuelan baseball player Osvaldo Guillen a mini title of the WBA which credits him as the ambassador of the oldest governing body of the sport.
Guillen has been an example of overcoming the sport, as he had a great life as a professional baseball player, in which he stood out as one of the best shortstops of the sport playing for the Chicago White Sox, a team with which he became the first Latin American manager to win a World Series in 2005.
“Without a doubt, Guillen is an example for Venezuelan and world youth. He is a man that was overcome through sports and with his work and professionalism achieved a feat, previously unthinkable, which was to win a World Series in 2005 with the Chicago White Sox,” said Mendoza, who added “That’s why for us it is an honor to nominate Ozzie as ambassador, who is also passionate about boxing.”
Guillen during his pleasant talk with the boss of the WBA, confessed his passion for the sport of fists and also said “boxing sent me to baseball”, because during a sparring he realized that he preferred to devote himself to the game in Venezuela and the world won inherited a great short stop and even better manager.
The alliance between Osvaldo Guillen and the WBA is now stronger and surely the talented player will accompany Mendoza to boxing battles and will be able to give talks in the KO to Drugs program as an example of life dedicated to sport.