This morning during the traditional “Coffee Tuesdays” bantamweight silver champion of the World Boxing Council Juan “Elegante” Martínez was presented with the belt he won last June where he defeated Luis Castro via TKO in a great fight held in Chihuahua.
The crowned kings for this coronation were Carlos Zárate and Rubén Olivares, two greats, who through their legendary exploits are inspiringnew generations of would be champions.
Visibly moved after hearing the Mexico´s Police Anthem by band of the auxiliary security police, Juan was applauded by all his colleagues who gathered in the auditorium of the Institute of Higher Education for the Auxiliary Police.
Now with the belt in his hands, Juan remembered those years when he had to sell merchandise from trucks, when he entered high school to become a policeman and obviously when he put on his gloves for the very first time.
Juan can only feel blessed and extremely lucky not only for the opportunities that life has given him but also for having a united and loving family that has always supported and strengthened him throughout.
Juan commented that being a high-performance athlete and a policeman go hand in hand since boxing is a demanding sport requiring a lot of discipline. He clarified that he has never used his boxing skills when wearing the uniform but his physical condition and fitness level has helped
Convinced that he is in the two professions that he is most passionate about, the brand new silver champion will continue to seek victories because he knows that to become a legend he must go a long way; however, he is convinced that he will very soon fulfill his dream of becoming absolute champion of the most important organization, the WBC.