Boxing returns to Venezuela with the Gilberto Mendoza Festival

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Boxing returns to Venezuela with the Gilberto Mendoza Festival

On March 6th, a WBA Fedelatin title bout will be held at “Centro Recreacional Yesterday” in Turmero. Two days of amateur and professional fights, with champions Roger Gutiérrez and Carlos Cañizales as special guests.

Venezuelan boxing resumes its activity this March 5th and 6th, with the celebration of the fifth edition of the Gilberto Mendoza Boxing Festival, to be held at the “Yesterday Recreational Center” in Turmero, Aragua state, with the participation of new boxing figures, and the fight for the World Boxing Association Fedelatin Welterweight title.

The legendary Yesterday will vibrate again with the continuity of this boxing promotion project, endorsed by the WBA, and created to honor the memory and legacy of the Emeritus President of the organization, Gilberto Mendoza.

The Festival will offer two days of fights. On Friday, March 5th, the atmosphere will heat up with a day of ten amateur fights.

It will be the prelude to the professional event, which will close on Saturday night with another twelve bouts, with the main fight for the WBA Fedelatin Welterweight title between Venezuelans Johan Gonzalez and Luis Romero.

The co-feature fight will be between Edison Perez and Ernesto Martinez in the bantamweight division, while the experienced Liborio Solis reappears, facing Marlebron Acuña in the super bantamweight division, scheduled for 10 rounds.

The rest of the event will feature Carlos Diaz and Daniel Espinoza in the super flyweight division; Jose Aray and Reyes Colon in the featherweight division, and Jefferson Hernandez against Dany Marichales in the super lightweight division. Six other fights will complete the program.

This will be the fifth edition of the Gilberto Mendoza Festival, with the WBA Super Featherweight world champion, Roger Gutiérrez; the light flyweight world champion, Carlos Cañizalez; and the four-time world champion, the legendary Leo “Torito” Gámez, as guests of honor.




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