It was a very busy three day journey for the induction into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame with great success. The agenda for the long-awaited we
It was a very busy three day journey for the induction into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame with great success.
The agenda for the long-awaited weekend in our sport was completely sold out at Resort World in Las Vegas.
It was three years, due to the pandemic, that the inductions to this important venue for boxing stars had been postponed.
In 2020, 14 were nominated, where don Joseph Sulaiman, Ferdinand the Fierce Vargasthe ganes azumah nelson, Danny Coloradito Lopez, Joseph Louis Castillo and the Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto.
A year later, in 2021, only the entry of two great figures was selected: Floyd Mayweather and Roy Jones. For 2022, 11 were appointed, of which boxers stand out Israel Vazquez and Hector Macho Camacho. It should be noted that among those chosen there are leaders, referees and promoters.
The celebrations began last Friday, with a coexistence between the champions, accompanied by a gala dinner, where the anecdotes of each one of them sprang up, in a very comfortable meeting, in total camaraderie.
For its part, the WBC Governing Board awarded Ferdinand Vargas a commemorative belt, after beating the Spanish Javier Castillejoon August 20, 2005, 17 years after that conquest.
Mauricio Sulaimán, with El Feroz Vargas and his commemorative belt. (Credit: Special)
RETURN TO THE RING
Next Sunday will be a special day for boxing. The Mexican reappears Andrew Ruiz to face the Cuban Luis King Kong Ortiz; We are talking about an explosive fight, which can end in a knockout on either side, in the heavyweight division, and it will be eliminatory.
As will be remembered, Andy was crowned against all odds, by way of knockout, over the British Anthony Joshua. Later, in the rematch fight, the European boxer recovered the title from him, on December 7, 2019.
The fight against louis ortiz It can put him on the cusp of the heavyweight title again.
He has said it, that the fight will be a war against the Cuban, because both are looking for that possibility of reaching the big bags with a victory. He has also commented that he is well prepared to arrive next Sunday in search of recovering the position, and once he comes out with the victory, several combinations can be made that will benefit him financially.
But he warned that he does not want to get ahead of anything, and prefers to wait for Sunday to show that he is back among the heavyweight greats.
The Mexican Andy Ruiz will face the Cuban Luis Ortiz next Sunday. (Credits: Special)
OF GREAT EXPECTATION
Another of the attractions that this billboard to be played in Los Angeles, California, USA, is going to have is to see again isaac crosswho with his spectacular hitting is capable of lifting the fans from their seats.
Now he’s going to face Eduardo Ramirezwhere the light silver title will be in dispute.
For isaac crossDecember 5, 2021 is a date that changed his destiny.
The lightweight champion Gervonta Davisnot being able to face Roland Romero for extra boxing reasons, it had to be
replaced by the pitbullmaking it the first time he’s going to headline a card.
After that exhibition, although he did not win, he left a good taste in the mouths of the fans.
Later he won, and practically moved away from the ring, the Cuban Yuriorkis Gamboawhom he defeated by technical knockout in five rounds.
Without a doubt, next Sunday will be a day to see these contests, which are highly attractive.
DID YOU KNOW…?
Andrew Ruiz became the first Mexican world heavyweight champion in history, on June 1, 2019, at the emblematic site of the Madison Square Gardenin the beautiful city of New York, United States.
Don José had the privilege of leading the organization so that the first heavyweight fight, where the World Boxing Council (WBC) title was at stake, would take place on Mexican soil. That happened on March 8, 2008, in the bullring of Cancun, Quintana Roo, when the Russian boxer Oleg Maskaev exposed the championship that he lost to the Nigerian samuel peterby technical knockout, in six rounds.
Without a doubt, my dad would have celebrated with great joy, if he had had the opportunity to see the coronation of Andy Ruiz as the first Mexican all-around champion.
BY MAURICIO SULAIMAN