The World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Bantamweight World Champion, Colombian Liliana Palmera, was awarded the Medal for Sports Merit by the governor of the Department of Córdoba, Colombia .
The ceremony was held the morning of this Wednesday, November 22. It all started at 11:00 a.m. with a caravan that departed from Palmera’s house, who showed her WBA title from a fire truck, and who went around all Montería until they reached the Convention Center, where a press conference was held with the presence of Edwin Besaile Fayad, Governor of the Department of Córdoba, Colombia.
“I am very grateful to everyone, especially to Mr. Edwin Besaile Fayad, who opened the doors of the Government (of Cordoba) since he began his campaign and has always helped me. I also want to thank the Armed Forces of Colombia for all the support, my manager, Alberto Agamez, and my trainer, Orlando Rodriguez. This would not have been possible without them”, said the champion.
The Governor of Córdoba also complimented the champion and made a public commitment. “I want to congratulate Liliana and her entire team and thank them for making us feel this joy that we are living today. I feel proud of her, the champion knows that we are committed to her. I want to tell her to continue counting on the Government of Córdoba and I want to make a commitment to everyone so that you can make your first defense here in the Department of Córdoba”, Fayad said.
Meanwhile, Alberto Agamez, Palmera’s manager, highlighted the great preparation, dedication and perseverance of his pupil. He said that recovering a title at age 35 is not an easy task and that he is sure that Liliana will continue to give a lot to talk about.
After two days of tributes, the champion will take a rest in her native Montería, waiting to make her first defense in the place where she was born.