All Star Boxing paid tribute to its founder Felix “Tuto” Zabala, who passed away on May 7th in Miami, where he became an icon of boxing promotion. The boxing card was held at the Blackberry Auditorium in Mexico City, and the Lightweight bout starred Denilson “Kaiser” Valtierra and Emanuel “Pollo” Lopez, but before the fight, the usual 10 bells tolled.
“My father’s life was hard, but he found in boxing a way to survive and that is what he taught us and we are following his legacy,” said Tutico Zabala, son of the great promoter, and added about the tribute: “imagine great memories, every day I have received messages from all corners of the world, the affection shown to my father has been incredible. Just like today in Mexico, a country where he worked so hard, and our whole family is very grateful for all the support they have given us,” said Tutico Zabala, son of the great promoter.
Back to the fights of the evening, Valtierra dispatched his opponent in 3 rounds with an uppercut to the liver. Now “Kaiser” adds a victory to his immaculate record that reaches 15 victories, 8 by KO. In the co-featured 8-round flyweight fight, Mario “Mayonesas” Andrade defeated Giovanni Barragan by KO.
Tutico Zabala at the end of the day said that next Friday he will have another interesting card in Tampa, Florida, where three World Boxing Association regional titles will be at stake.