The new stage of the plan “The Return to Boxing” began in Barranquilla. The official press conference for the fight between the Olympic Gabriel Maestre and the undefeated knockout, Jeovanis Barraza, was held at the facilities of the Hotel Barranquilla Plaza, with great assistance from the press and in the midst of an atmosphere of excitement and expectations.
The two boxers are in Barranquilla and were in an exciting face to face to promote their showdown, called “Explosive Test”, on July 6 at the Sugar Baby Rojas Coliseum. The objective of the AMB project is to integrate boxing in all its fields, but above all, to rescue the discipline in the amateur field in the face of the multiple problems that it is currently experiencing. Maestre has attended five World Boxing Championships and two Olympic Games, is one of the best fighters in Venezuela and will jump to the professional field. Even though it is an unknown area for him, he secured the victory and gave a great show.
The “Meke” Barraza, who has won 20 fights, was also intimidating and said that it will not be a springboard for Venezuela. Supported by an intense audience in Barranquilla, Jeovanis stressed that being at home will be an advantage for him and that he does not intend to lose to his people. The conference was broadcast live through the official WBA channel on YouTube and was recorded in its entirety so that fans and journalists can access to see it.