The “Future WBA Champions” has been growing over the months and from February 1-11, one of its most ambitious events will take place in the city of Medellin where a camp will include seven countries to prepare the athletes for the qualifiers for Tokyo 2020.
The Argentinean Lautaro Moreno, Assistant Director of the Amateur Boxing Committee, was chosen by President Gilberto Jesús Mendoza to be in charge of the Future WBA Champions and he is doing an important work in favor of the objectives of the oldest boxing organization.
“The Future WBA Champions is a consequence of the countries’ needs. They are asking for competitions and training and that is where the WBA has stepped in to support them with this program and fill that gap,” Moreno said.
The leader related what the experience with this program has been like from its beginning until now and he assured that the experience has been positive all the way through: “The first challenge was Poland, then we had an event in Las Vegas that led us to the tournament in Miami last November, where we started to have Olympic figures from Argentina, Puerto Rico and the United States. Now we’re doubling our efforts with Medellin and we’re going to have more teams from other continents and stars like Yuberjen Martinez and Ingrid Valencia.
“The WBA has an important role with everything that is happening in amateur boxing and the inconveniences that it has had. We raise our hand because we know that countries need contact and competition, something that is not happening today. This camp will help them a lot in their Olympic dream and will mark a before and after,” said Moreno about the encounter in the city of Antioquia.
Moreno also pointed out the alliance of WBA Academy to this program. “The academy is very important, and the organization’s goal is to create complete athletes, and this project serves to prepare fighters, coaches and everyone involved in boxing. The program that we are having in Medellin is going to be beneficial for everyone and will allow for a great exchange of ideas between the countries”.
Finally, the director emphasized that the program will soon move towards the formation of young talent and that it will not only hold elite events, but will organize tournaments for fighters in training to help them in their professional development.