ANDl male spanish boxing has had a remarkable performance in 2021, to international level.The year started with three European champions and we end
ANDl male spanish boxing has had a remarkable performance in 2021, to international level.
The year started with three European champions and we ended with one, Kerman Lejarraga, although two of them, Sandor martn, in the superlight, and Sergio garca, in the superwlter, they left the crown to look for important fights worldwide.
On the other hand, the Basque Andoni Gago retained his featherweight crown in his first defense against English Gavin mcdonnell, making a technical void, to later lose it on points against the French Karim Guerfi.
Kerman Lejarraga got the title left by Sergio Garca, defeating the French Dylan Charrat by technical decision and retaining him by KO in the ninth against the English Jack Flatley.
Our only current European champion achieved two titles in 2021, to which must be added the first defense by Andoni Gago and Sandor Martin’s triumph over England’s Kay Prospere on points before leaving the title vacant.
To reach the seven European titles that our pgiles disputed this year, the null combat between the Madrid players remains to be researched ngel Moreno and Juan Hinostroza for the fly title, which was therefore without a champion, and the defeat on points of the veteran Navarrese Rubn daz in Italy against local champion Matteo Signani.
But since 2014 we have not had a world champion, our own Kiko martnez, who returned to being so with a spectacular KO in the sixth round in England against the local Kid Galahad, snatching the IBF featherweight title from him, on November 13.
And we do not forget Sandor Martn’s great victory in California against the world champion in four weights Mikey García, who will surely open the doors of a world championship in the coming months, and the defeat on points but with great performance by Sergio Garca, also in the United States, against local Sebastian Fundora in a world tie.
A satisfying year that the situation of Spanish boxing has improved at the international level.