This upcoming Wednesday March 11 will start the fourth edition of the Gilberto Memdoza Festival in Venezuela, with a series of activities in honor to World Boxing Association (WBA) Emeritus President, whose passing happened that same date four years ago. The event will statt with a mass in the first day of activities and it will close on the 14th after several boxing cards.
With a slight change in its format, and with a series of important eventsnin four states, different fighters and trainers will give a tribute to Mendoza, who gave his whole life to world boxing, and was a character extremely important for Venezuelan boxing.
The first mass will take place in San Jacinto Church, located in Maracay, on Thursday, there will be the opening press conference in the Yesterday Recreational Center, in Turmero.
On Friday, the weigh in ceremony will take place during the morning, the fights will be in the afternoon, with participants from 4 states (Guárico, Lara, Yaracuy and Aragua).
Lastly, the official Mass will be held on Friday at the Main Hall of the Yesterday Recreation Center at 11:00 a.m. The competition finals will take place on Saturday, and the official awards ceremony in the afternoon.
The Gilberto Mendoza Festival has been flourished throughout the years, and each edition more people and different sectors gather to commemorate the memory of one of the most important men in the history of world boxing.