HomeBOXING

Juan Herrera Marrufo the champion who left the ring for a scam

Juan Herrera Marrufo was world flyweight boxing champion, but at 28 he left his career because he was being scammed Drafting Mexico.- Mexic


Juan Herrera Marrufo was world flyweight boxing champion, but at 28 he left his career because he was being scammed

Drafting

Mexico.- Mexico has become a hotbed of boxing talent. However, several great boxers end up broke, this is the case of Juan Herrera Marrufo, world champion in Flyweight of the World Boxing Association (WBA), to whom a scam ended his career.

The former Yucatecan boxer won the title of world champion on September 26, 1981, by defeating Panamanian Luis Ibarra by technical knockout in round 11. But after the deserved victory, he announced his title at only 28 years of age, after discovering that his representatives they stole part of the money that he won

Read also: Acámbaro: Sabrina Salcedo and her coach are already thinking about the “Olympic Cycle”

Juan Herrera Marrufo Photo: special

And although he left his career prematurely, he believes it was the right decision, “I retired on time, I say it out of pride, I was 28 years old.” At a young age he reached a record of 40 wins26 of them by knockout, 11 losses and 1 draw.

Juan Herrera went from the ring to the wheel

The last thing that was known is that Juan Herrera worked in the Yucatan Sports Institute, precisely as a boxing instructor for children and youth. Although the former athlete said that it is not a job.

“I have never worked, they pay me to do what I like and I started training boys,” said Juan Herrera Marrufo.

Juan Herrera MarrufoJuan Herrera Marrufo Photo: special

In addition to being a boxer, he was cabbie at night, he drove a white Tsuru. Juan Herrera assured that if he were to be born again, he would choose boxing again as one of his great loves. Although he would be with best practices and other people, since he fell into the addictions Thanks to the bad companies.

“When we are preparing to get where we want there is nothing more than boxing. Get up to run, go to work, train and box. After we retire there are many things to have fun and many of us fall into that alcoholism or drug addiction. The good thing is that many of us got out, ”he concluded.

MJSP