The opening event of the Tournament will take place Friday, April 10, at Estadio 8 de Junio in Paysandu, Uruguay, and will continue from there with monthly shows from different locations in Uruguay.
Although this competition will be held with the hopes of discovering new South American boxing talent, because it is being held under the auspices of the WBC Amateur Committee and by CUBAP, safety and fighter wellbeing will be top priorities.
MERCOSUR “Rumbo a Mexico” will be broadcast live via VTV and Notifight.
“This is the first time in history that an elite tournament under the umbrella of the WBC is being held in my home country of Uruguay,” said Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing. “I want to deliver to my homeland the first Uruguayan world champion and this is a great start. I want to personally thank WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman for all his help in putting this together.”