Venezuelans Johan González and Luis Romero go up to the ring this Saturday in search of the Fedelatin welterweight title of the World Boxing Association, which will crown the realization of the V Gilberto Mendoza Boxing Festival at the Yesterday Recreation Center in Turmero.
With the presence of the WBA super featherweight world champion, Roger Gutiérrez and national and regional boxing authorities and personalities, the fifth edition of this festival was presented, which honors the memory and legacy of the WBA president emeritus, Gilberto Mendoza.
Johan González puts his aspirations to win the regional belt in the power of his fists. He has won 25 of his 26 fights via chloroform, with a single loss to his record. His rival, Luis Romero, has a record of 9 wins, six of them on the fast track, two losses and a draw.
"It is very pleasant to return to Yesterday," said WBA world champion Roger Gutiérrez.
“I had the fortune to participate in previous years and now I have come with my champion belt, to try to inspire these guys who will perform at the Gilberto Mendoza Festival, so that they can see that if I succeeded, they too can be the one world champion tomorrow ”, he added.
The activities in Turmero begin this Friday, March 5, with a program designed to promote emerging talent.
It will be the prelude to the professional evening, which will close the event on Saturday night with another twelve professional boxing events.
The co-star fight will be starring by Edison Pérez and Ernesto Martínez in the bantamweight category, while Lisandro Barazarte, faces Alfonzo Pérez in the super featherweight division.
The rest of the evening on Saturday will have Carlos Díaz and Daniel Encinoza in the ring, super fly category; José Aray and Reyes Colón, in the featherweight division, and Jefferson Hernández against Dany Marichales, in the super lightweight category. Another six fights will complete the program.
It will be the fifth edition of the Gilberto Mendoza Festival. Roger Gutiérrez will also be accompanied by the world light fly monarch, Carlos Cañizalez; and the four-time world champion, the legendary Leo “Torito” Gámez.
"It is very important that activity be resumed here in Maracay, with these new boys who aspire one day to be champions like Roger Gutiérrez or like me," said "El Torito" Gámez. "We are going to enjoy a good program," he assured.