24
May
2019

Fourteen Mexican boxers stable after horrific road crash kills three

WBC 11/04/2017

The 14 boxers who suffered a road traffic accident, which killed three on the highway between Mazatlan and Culiacan, in Sinaloa , are stable and out of danger.

Local journalist Luis Alfonso Felix told ESPN that the boxers, accompanied by coach Radamés Hernández, were on their way to a tournament in Culiacán; However, after leaving Mazatlán, just 15 kilometers ahead, they were hit, on the federal highway by a van with three people, a man and two women, who lost their lives.

Boxers are gym and friends of former world champion Pedro ‘Pedrin’ Guevara, who helps coach them, were checked at the General Hospital of Mazatlan.

World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman voiced deep concern for the well being of those involved in the accident saying: “Thank God all the boxers and their coach are unharmed. I was in Sinaloa on Monday and I used that very same road to go from Culiacan to Mazatlán and I surely greeted several of the young people who suffered the accident, during my visit to these two cities of Sinaloa.

“Thank God all the boxers and their coach are unharmed. I was in Sinaloa on Monday and I used that very same road to go from Culiacan to Mazatlán and I surely greeted several of the young people who suffered the accident, during my visit to these two cities of Sinaloa.

“I attended the start of the boxing qualifying tournament, Universiada” at the Autonomous University of Sinaloa with the Rector and great supporter of our Sport, Dr. Juan Eulogio Guerra.

“From there we moved by road to Mazatlan in order to attend to the start of the construction of a boxing gym that will bear the name of my beloved father Jose Sulaiman. I spent a lot of time with our former champion Pedro Guevara and I met many boxers. I send to all of

“I send to all of you our support and good wishes for a speedy recovery,” he added.

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