From the 60s to the 80s, Spain was at the forefront of boxing. At that time, pugilism was the second MOST popular sport in the country, hot on the heels of soccer. There were great fighters Including: Pedro Carrasco, Perico Fernandez, Pepe Legrá, Miguel Velazquez, Jose Miguel Urtain.
A renaissance is on well on the way, Because on May 27th after an extraordinary card led by Spanish Nicolas ‘TNT’ Gonzalez vs. Steve Jamoye, from Belgium. The winner will Have the opportunity of conquering the WBC International belt of the super lightweights. On That very same card, Angel ‘Golden Boy’ and Joana Moreno Pastrana will be fighting.
The very same day, but in France the European former world champion, Isaac Real ‘Chaca’, will try to win the continental belt Against Cedric ‘Titi’ Vitu.
On Saturday, June 4th extraordinary two cards in Spain will take place. Sergio ‘El Niño’ Garcia will clash With the former Russian champion Pavel Manontov. The Spanish undefeated boxer will be fighting for the WBC International super-welterweight championship.
Then, in Bilbao, Kerman ‘Revolver Morga’ Lejarraga, will clash With the dangerous Denton Vassell. On the undercard, Martin will Sandor Fight with Ivans Levickis.
It’sa strong indication That Spanish boxing is again busy, bustling and surging!
On May 6th, in France, Ruben ‘The Destroyer’ Diaz and Mariano ‘Jaws’ Hilario, Had Important KO victories. Also we have two propsects from the canary islands, Jerobe ‘Chocolatito’ Santana, current WBC youth champion, and Ceferino ‘Ferino V’ Rodriguez, Carlos Saul Chumbita WHO defeated by KO in Argentina.
Kiko ‘Sensation’ Martinez is one of the MOST popular fighters of today Along With Juli ‘The Rock’ Giner, Sergio Prado ‘Schuster’ and Jonathan ‘Maravilla’ Alonso. From Bilbao, there is the international IBF world champion, Andoni ‘The Machito’ Gago, by the side of Jon Fernandez, Who Have Conquered Important victories in the last time.
We must mention too Ruben ‘El Salsero’ Nieto, Who Will be defending Against His belt Lenny Daws on the undercards of Tyson Fury vs. Wladimir Klitschko II.
The Spanish boxers are now fighting in the shadows due to the negative of the Spanish Television of broadcasting the fights, but wont These warriors drop the towel on Their main goal towards the world championship. We hope we can soon enjoy That the glories of the boxing Nadal, Gasol, Alonso or Iniesta.