Bogota had the opportunity to see closely everything related to the “Explosive Test” card, which will face the Colombian Jeovanis “Meke” Barrazas against the Venezuelan Gabriel Maestre. Although the fight will take place in Barranquilla, it was important for the World Boxing Association (WBA) that the capital city of Bogota knew the new proposal of “The Return of Boxing”, a plan that seeks to unify the discipline of the sport in both the amateur and the professional ranks.
The Bogota press attended the call and the Radisson Hotel in person to see the protagonists of the evening in addition to the president of the WBA, Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, who also made an appearance at the conference.
“Pambele did not get much attention when he started his career in Colombia and that’s why he decided to go to Venezuela, specifically to Maracay, the city where I grew up. There began the closeness in boxing in Colombia and Venezuela and therefore, the WBA with Colombia,” said Mendoza about the project that the entity has undertaken in Colombia.
The country will have Barraza as a big star on the night of July 6th and the native of Barranquilla had his turn with the microphones with challenging words against Maestre.
“I’m waiting for July 6th to present professional boxing to Gabriel Maestre. In Barranquilla there will be a great fight. I have to tell Gabriel that he will have a great test with me,” said the fighter who is undefeated in 20 professional bouts, with 14 knockouts.
“I’m waiting for the days to pass and to get in the ring to experience what will be my first professional fight. I want to show Colombia and Venezuela what I’m made of,” said Maestre, a Pan-American champion and two-time Olympian.
In the event, which can be seen through the official WBA channel on YouTube, was also Yoel Finol, the Olympic medalist from Venezuela, who thanked Colombia for the treatment it has given him and assured that he has the desire to become champion of the world.
“Explosive Test” will continue with its promotion in the coming days in activities that will be announced gradually.