Commemorating International Boxing Day and as part of promoting the sport, the Managua Mayor's Office, in coordination with the Nicaraguan Boxing Federation, held a boxing evening with the participation of 20 national prospects.
The event took place at the Hyatt Hotel and was chaired by the Vice Mayor of Managua, Enrique Armas Rosales, who witnessed the 10 boxing matches in different categories, where amateur boxers demonstrated their talents.
Within the 10 fights, one was in the female branch, in the 57 kilogram category, where Greydi García faced Yasareth López; likewise, the prominent prospect Jedry “El Zurdito” Pérez who faced Julio Hernández at 57 kilograms; also the boxers Franco Gutiérrez and Wiston Guerrero, demonstrated their qualities in an exhibition match.
Many of these prospects belong to the different gyms of the Managua Mayor's Office, from which world champions such as Román “El Chocolatito” González, José “El Quiebra Jícara” Alfaro, the twins Félix and René Alvarado have emerged, said Armas.
August 27 is declared as the International Boxing Day, in recognition of the first World Championship of this sport, held from August 17 to 30, 1974 in Havana, Cuba; which was institutionalized by AIBA (International Boxing Association).