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They will declare Illustrious Citizen the first great boxer from La Plata and a fan of Gimnasia, Julio Mocoroa

He could not meet his granddaughters, much less know that the city of silveryour city, will recognize it as ‘Distinguished Citizen‘. But finally, it will be. Julius Mocoroa, the Platense Bulldog, was the first great boxer from the region, a fan of Gym and part of the history of sport with the largest number of spectators in a pugilistic evening.

Mocoroa was born on October 25, 1905studied at the National, studied Chemistry and Pharmacy, died on April 9, 1931 and in 25 years of life he left an indelible mark up and down the ring.

was consecrated champion Latin American featherweight in 1923 and champion Argentina in 1926, being very little to reach the 1924 Olympic Games, with a total of 23 fights (18 wins (6 KO), 2 draws and 3 losses).

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