The World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Featherweight Champion, Roger Gutiérrez, is back in his native Venezuela with his belt in hand and the willingness to give joy to his people. This Wednesday, the native of Maracaibo, Zulia state, visited the children of a local hospital who are fighting cancer to make his contribution in their recovery.
Gutiérrez has participated in several promotional events but especially in causes like this one. The champion brought some presents for the children and also had the opportunity to talk with them and deliver a motivational message.
“You can always count on me because you are beautiful, little warriors. It makes me proud and happy to knock out cancer,” said the 24-year-old fighter on his social media.
After dedicating the title to his deceased mother and fulfilling various promises such as visiting “la Chinita”, a local Catholic figure of great devotion in his city, Gutiérrez has dedicated himself to various activities such as visiting hospitals.
The Venezuelan defeated Nicaraguan René Alvarado on January 3 and earned the black and gold belt by unanimous decision in Texas. Gutiérrez is the most recent of the three current Venezuelan world champions, a list that is completed by the light flyweight Carlos Cañizales and the super bantamweight Mayerlin Rivas.