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Rubén Darío Sánchez / @factor_combate The 21-year-old Venezuelan boxer, Ender “Tigres” Luces was crowned Junior World Champion Super F


Rubén Darío Sánchez / @factor_combate

The 21-year-old Venezuelan boxer, Ender “Tigres” Luces was crowned Junior World Champion Super Feather of the World Federation (IBF) on April 13 in Brisbane, Australia.

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The boxer from the popular 25 de Mayo area of ​​Tigre, Anzoátegui state has a record of 17-0-14 KO, beat Australian Dana CoolWell by split decision (97-93/96-94/93-97). Therefore, he became the first Venezuelan to win the long-awaited youth belt.

The “Tiger” started boxing at the age of 8 in the courtyard of his grandfather’s house, Cesar Luces former emblematic fighter from the city of Tigre. Mr. Cesar inspired Ender and guided his journey as an amateur boxer, where he played 151 matches with just 16 losses, leaving an effectiveness of 90%. of victory.

Likewise, the young boxer became National Champion of the Cadet and Youth category. Besides, As a professional, he did the same in the Super Feather category, a division that won the world championship.

In search of the belt, the Venezuelan entered training camp 3 months before the boxing date. However, he found a more technical rival with better physical and tactical condition than expected. Luces showed what he was made of, achieving victory.

The Creole was happy for the achievement and commented “Now is when the doors of international professional boxing open, I have already started training because I want to return to the ring but I am waiting for an interesting offer.”