Panamanian boxing woke up this Monday with a very promising announcement. Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz, together with the World Boxing Association (WBA) and multiple collaborators held a press conference to announce all the details of the “Boxeo Caliente” program, which aims to rescue the activity in the country.
There will be a series of events (six in ten months to begin with) that will be held in Panama and that seek to activate the sport that has given so many glories to local and Latin American boxing.
Representatives of the Panamanian Sports Institute and the national government were also present, in addition to the leaders of the company “Caliente”, who will have a leading role in this plan.
The spokesmen announced that the first event will take place on August 13th and that it will have the bout between Panamanian Jaime Arboleda and Argentinean Jonathan Barros for the WBA-Fedebol Super Featherweight title as the main fight. On the same event, Panamanian Nathaly Delgado and Gabriela Fundora will fight for the WBA Female Interim Super Flyweight belt.
On September 10th, the second confirmed event will take place, in which local Ronal Batista will fight Mexican Alejandro Santiago for the WBA Interim 115 lbs. title.
It was also confirmed that TyC Sports will have the broadcasting rights for this series of bouts.
The WBA is proud that Panama is coming back with this initiative. The pioneer body’s home has a lot of talent and being able to showcase this type of events to the world will contribute to the growth of the discipline and the sport in general.