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Ecuadorian boxer Carlos Mina regained his freedom after almost 900 days in prison in the United States.

Carlos Mina has forged his path in boxing overcoming personal blows, including being in prison in Las Vegas, United States. After almost 900 days,


Carlos Mina has forged his path in boxing overcoming personal blows, including being in prison in Las Vegas, United States.

After almost 900 days, the Ecuadorian regained his freedom last October. Even the Minister of Sports, Sebastián Palacios, confirmed his return to the country.

“We are very happy that Carlos Mina, our athlete, is returning to Ecuador. We are very grateful to the Foreign Ministry and the Consulate of Ecuador in Los Angeles for the support they provided. As the Ministry of Sports we are going to be very aware of Carlos’ return to sports activity to give him all the necessary support and support, “said Palacios.

Mina achieved an unprecedented bronze medal at the World Championships in Germany in 2017. She also shone for her fifth place at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

According to the boxer’s defense, at the time he returned to the country to continue his training and two women proposed to be his representatives, but he refused to sign a contract.

After that, he returned to defend himself on five charges, including sexual assault. They set him $ 500,000 for bail.

Carlos’s childhood was complicated. At the age of three, he lived with his mother María Mina and his three brothers in Guasmo Sur de Guayaquil. He also did it in San Francisco in Esmeraldas – the place where his maternal grandmother lived – he also welcomed them for a few months.

At the age of 7 he was dedicated to selling cocada while he got on the trolley bus and sang ‘rap’ accompanied by the sound of shells with Peter, his brother. Five years later, on a holiday, they go for a walk to an aunt’s house in the Puerto Quito canton and it is there that her mother decides to settle down when she sees that it was a quiet place where they could be better financially. In addition, his mother saw an alternative to keep her children away from vices.

There he meets boxing in a “neighborhood gym” where he happened to arrive with his older brother Nixon. Attracted by observing for the first time some fighting gloves, he met who would be his coaches Carlos Vásquez and José Coloma. That day they trained and realized that it was not a game.

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