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Lobo, the black novel and the box

MEXICO CITY (appro).- "It was when she was almost fifteen years old when Guadalupe Quezada knew that her fists were lethal", thus begins Lobo, the


MEXICO CITY (appro).- “It was when she was almost fifteen years old when Guadalupe Quezada knew that her fists were lethal”, thus begins Lobo, the novel by the writer Mónica Rojas, whose main character is fear and the protagonist’s insistence on the world of boxing.

“After having killed a man, the rumor of his crime reaches the ears of a capo who is looking for the new figure in the ring”, that is the main axis of the story. The author exposes a cruel world, based on blows and that leads the reader to delve into the passion for boxing and the implications that surround the sports world of the ring.

“Lupe Lobo Quezada seems to have been born to hit. Lobo lacks everything, but his almost superhuman fighting skills will bring him money and fame, as well as a life that is not settled in happiness.”

Do the boxers beat their opponent or the inner demons that have plagued them since childhood? The novel portrays the different angles of gender violence, machismo and violence, as well as marginalization, it is both an emancipatory resource of drugs and the route of organized crime.

“You hit hard, Lupe. Very hard. Of course, you must understand that to be one of the good ones you have to do more than that.

Set in Tijuana, the story written by Rojas, who currently resides in Switzerland as an ambassador for the Save the Childen organization, and published by Nostra Ediciones, seeks to expose the myth of the strength of the fight.

Those who delve into its lyrics will be at the mercy of a combat of prose and simple rhythm that allows you to feel each blow as if you were in the front row of a fight.

Historically, most of the best boxers in Mexico have emerged in the city of Tijuana. There, Julio César Chávez or Jackie Nava, the “Aztec Princess”, triumphed. Erik “El Terrible” Morales, who is a member of the Hall of Fame, began by throwing the first blows of his in the border city with the United States.

As its author refers: “Boxing was Ali, Leonard, Macías, Chávez, Morales, Quezada… the era of Quezada was beginning.”

Tijuana has been the city with the best boxers in Mexico for at least three decades, 21 fighters trained in this city have become world champions.

Sports lovers will find a new perspective on boxers and readers will realize that there is no punch like the hook to the liver.