WBC Amateur Tournament: A Success in Santiago de Guanajuato

Last weekend, on Saturday, June 29, and Sunday, June 30, the much-anticipated WBC Amateur Tournament took place in the city of Santiago de Guanajuato, Mexico. The event brought together representatives from 18 states of the Mexican Republic, with more than 300 athletes participating across three categories: Infantil, Juvenil, and Elite.

The national tournament was held in two main rings where the round of 16 and quarterfinal matches took place on Saturday, while the semifinals and finals were held on Sunday. The competition stood out not only for the technical level of the participants but also for the impeccable organization by UMBE, led by Carlos “Bondojo” Hernández.

The amateur boxing spectacle was enhanced by the presence of major figures from the WBC world of boxing, who not only attended as witnesses to the event but also graced it with their presence. Among them were world champion Lourdes Juárez, world champion Mariana “La Barbie” Juárez, and world champion Diego “Pelucho” Morales, who inspired and encouraged the young boxers.

From the early hours of the day, activities began with the weigh-in and medical check-up of the competitors from 8 to 10 am, followed by the draw at 11 am. The matches started at 12 noon at Station Park, where the stadium was filled with families and fans who came to cheer on their boxers and enjoy a day full of excitement and adrenaline.

The WBC Amateur Tournament in Santiago de Guanajuato not only showcased the passion and talent that exists in Mexican amateur boxing but also highlighted the importance of events of this magnitude for the development and promotion of new talents in the sport.