The “Maratón Boxística” (Boxing Marathon) event will be the grand finale of the boxing season in Latin America. The 20 fight program will take place at the beautiful beaches of the Kilymandiaro Club, in Barranquilla, Colombia on December 17th, and on Thursday morning, a press conference was held online with the presence of the president of the World Boxing Association (WBA), Gilberto Jesús Mendoza.
The event organized by Alberto Agámez Producciones with the support of the Colombian Boxing Federation, the National Commission and the WBA, will have Venezuelan Carlos Cañizales defending his Minimumweight title of the pioneer organization against Mexican Jesús Silvestre. Also, “The Captain” Gabriel Maestre will return to the ring to face Mexican Daniel Vega in the Welterweight division.
Three great talents such as Olympic silver medalist Yoel Finol, Colombian José Sanmartín, Verónica Zuloaga, Mónica Henao, among others, will also be on the program.
Mendoza thanked all the efforts made by the promoters and local authorities to organize this event and pointed out that the most important thing for the organization is that the boxers of the region can fight and keep on climbing towards the achievement of their dreams.
Agámez explained the action plan to ensure a safe event. The promoter went deeper into the structure of the venue and the importance of holding it in an open place. In addition, he spoke about how the dynamics of entering and leaving the venue will be for all the boxers and the reduced staff, with the intention that there is never more than 50 people at a time.
Colombian local sports authorities like Mr. Alberto Torres, President of the Federation, applauded the initiative and showed their support to this event and the benefits it brings to Colombian fighters.
It will be a very special event because of its dynamics and the amount of talent that will be part of it. The WBA is proud to support these types of events and hopes that it will be a success for the benefit of the athletes in the region.