They request the objection of the assembly

Promoter Miguel Serraiotto, who months ago had run for the Neuquén Boxing Federation, announced that he will file a complaint to challenge the as

Promoter Miguel Serraiotto, who months ago had run for the Neuquén Boxing Federation, announced that he will file a complaint to challenge the assembly that on September 23 renewed the mandate of José Ortiz to lead for the third consecutive year the destinies of provincial boxing.

Serraiotto, who had advanced that he would request a license in his activity as a promoter to take on the challenge accompanied by Aldo “Galán” Ríos (Argentine and South American champion and Latin super lightweight) four times challenger, in addition, to the world crown he was displeased by the way in which The call for an assembly was handled, denouncing that the statutes of the federation were not fulfilled and that “there was no invitation” to the clubs.

“Of eight clubs only four showed up, obviously the others were not invited,” he complained.

“These people – addressing Ortiz – appeared on September 17 saying that they are going to have an assembly five days later, something that is not established in the statute of the Neuquén Boxing Federation, which in article 24 says very clearly that the call to Elections must be made no less than twelve days in advance and clubs have to be invited. This was not done and that is why we are going to litigate and ask the Legal Authority to annul the assembly because it is poorly done, we want it to be carried out properly and not between roosters and midnight, ”he criticized.

Training for sports judges in Ciudad Deportiva

Jesuán Letizia, with extensive experience in the amateur and professional world as a boxing authority in the role of fiscal judge or, in the supervision of fights, offered training for provincial judges that took place in the auditorium of the Ciudad Deportiva. The activity organized by the Argentine Boxing Federation with the support of the Ministry of Sports took place over four days and was attended by 22 participants.

The speaker highlighted as a key aspect in the role of judges “concentration”, which the authorities must have to issue a fair ruling.

“What we are offering,” he explained, “is an update seminar where practical issues will be discussed. It is not the reading of the regulations but directly boxing positions: the way to fail a round, all with video analysis and in permanent interaction with the assistants with the idea of ​​specifying and homogenizing the thinking of how to fail a fight. Some have a thought to detail a round in a certain way and others see it differently. But what we are looking for with these trainings is that we have common points beyond the divergence. In other words, a unique thought, basic concepts of how to fail a fight ”, explained the speaker who has extensive experience in the amateur field between 2007 and 2012 directing more than 800 fights and as a professional judge since that year with 367 fights in the field. rented.

“The idea that we have from the FAB that has been developing with the five judges who have already left in the Metropolitan region, and the three new ones that we have in Santa Fé -province that was added via zoom-, is now followed by Neuquén. And it seems good to me because this is the path of professionalization of the officers. This is a spearhead whose fruits will not be seen immediately, but will be seen over time ”, he affirmed.

At the time of highlighting the virtues that a judge must have in the development of his function, he pointed out the extreme attention that they must cultivate.


“They have to be concentrated,” he insisted, “as is the athlete, the technician or a chef in the kitchen. A judge has to start on the basis of being focused because if he misses it at some point one stroke more or less can change a result and it will not be fair. That is why you have to think about perfection and for this you must evaluate the four concepts: attack, efficiency, technique and defense. All judged in a comprehensive way but then there are several nuances to evaluate quantity over quality, sometimes quality over quantity. All this is included in this course to establish a single criterion ”, he explained.

Regarding boxing styles in the sense that there are provinces like Mendoza, a cultist of a more stylistic school, she pointed out: “when it comes to failing there are no schools. In the first class (referring to Wednesday) a divergence was raised on this point. Suppose we have a boxer who tries to attack and the other defends himself, dodges fifty blows, let’s say, turns around. people bellow, but did not hit. But the rival does and it is the one who has to win the fight. This goes beyond the schools that are styles of each boxer to fight, but that do not have to affect the failure at all. In fact, there are Mendoza who are brave and Mexicans who are stylists. It is a common place this of the styles in which a judge should not fall. They are myths that we have come to demolish and ratify ”, he stressed.

“As also,” he added, “it is a mistake to fail because of what happens in the last round since a boxer may be hitting throughout the fight and the rival in the last second hits a pineapple and the audience that brought him covers him with applause. That is not merit to win a fight. It does not represent what happened in the ring because you have to remember what happened before. That is why a judge must be very focused so that nothing external influences his work ”, he concluded.