When talking about Latin American boxing, the name Carlos Irusta is always a reference. The renown Argentine chronicler, who is on his way to the Hall of Fame, was recognized by the WBA in the framework of the 98th Convention of the agency in Fuzhou, China.
In an interview that ended up being an exchange of views between Irusta, Gilberto Jesus Mendoza and several of the journalists and promoters present in the room, Irusta explained the influence of the WBA for him as an individual and for his countries boxing.
“The WBA has been an important part of my life since several of the champions of my country have been part of the organization. Several of the great feats have been linked to the WBA and that creates a close relationship between Argentine boxing and this organization,” said ESPN commentator Knockout.
“From the WBA I always admired the power of the word. The body has always been represented by people who are faithful to their thoughts and what they say, so they have always had my respect,” he continued.
Board member and Hall of Famer Stanley Christodoulou was also part of the recognition and said he will do everything possible to support Irusta’s rise to sports immortality.
The Argentinian received a mini title belt from the hands of Mendoza, while receiving applause from the entire crowd at the convention. The WBA is proud to have Irusta among the guests of its 98th Convention and celebrates his presence and recognition as one of the best.