Carlos Cañizales in El Poliedro: “I promise that this title will stay here in Venezuela”

Carlos Cañizales, former light flyweight world champion, is ready to face the Mexican Iván García for the WBC Silver title in the main fight of the boxing card on July 19, which was presented to the media and will be broadcast throughout Latin America by ESPN Knockout

Boxer Carlos Cañizales (26-2-1) stated that he is ready to bring a new world title to Venezuela on July 19, when he faces Mexican Iván García (12-3) for the Silver Mini Flyweight belt of the World Boxing Council. Boxing, in the main fight of a card with 10 fights that will take place at the Poliedro de Caracas.

“I’m happy to be fighting again in Venezuela,” said the former world champion of the Light Flyweight category of the World Boxing Association. “I have already faced several Mexicans and I know that it is not easy to defeat them, but we are prepared to win this title.” It will not be the first time that Cañizales will jump into the ring at the Poliedro, the scene in which in 2015 he beat the Colombian Rober Barrera to obtain the WBA Fedelatin Mini Flyweight belt.

“Here I was crowned Fedelatin champion and here I am going to be crowned world champion,” he emphasized. “I promise Venezuela that this title stays here.”

William Pérez, boxing promoter and manager of Cañizales, mentioned that “although the Silver world title of the category will be at stake, there is the possibility that it will be the regular world title.” “We are waiting for some answers from the WBC about that possibility, but we are already ready and waiting for July 19 to be in action here,” Pérez said.

Debut of Venezuela Top Boxing

The card starring former world champion Carlos Cañizales and Mexican Iván García will be the first organized by the Venezuela Top Boxing company, which is taking a first step to once again promote this sport in the country.

“With this card, high-level boxing returns to our country, and I am happy to contribute this grain of sand for boxing in Venezuela,” stressed Jorge Fernández, president of Venezuela Top Boxing. “We are open to working with all promoters to promote Venezuelan boxing and have several world champions again.”

“We have made an effort to seek to return to the golden era of Venezuelan boxing, together with Jorge Fernández, who has been a coach, talent trainer and now promoter of one of the best international cards that have been seen in recent years, because “We are betting on the return of the golden era of Venezuelan boxing,” added Isaac Saavedra, National Boxing Commissioner.

While Nicolás Hidalgo, representative of the World Boxing Council, pointed out that “a great effort is being made to lift up Venezuelan boxing,” because “very important guests are coming to enhance this programming.”

Joge Linares, former world champion and protagonist in 2015 of the last major boxing card in Venezuela at the Poliedro de Caracas itself, will be one of the special guests who will give greater importance to the event.

Former world champions Erik “El Terrible” Morales and Jorge “El Chino” Maidana will also be present at the Poliedro, the scene where 50 years ago the best fight ever seen in Venezuela took place, the fight for the absolute world heavyweight title. between the legendary George Foreman and Ken Norton.

“Through Mauricio Sulaimán, president of the WBC, we extended the invitation to bring George Foreman, who 50 years ago won the absolute heavyweight title here at the Poliedro,” reported Renato Bermúdez, narrator of ESPN Knockout, a television station that will broadcast the billboard for all of Latin America. “His daughter recently passed away and Foreman has been away from public events. It would be extraordinary for that legend to accompany us.”

Tickets are now on sale through the portal and prices range between $5 and $50.

Jagi Caps Venezuela, always in the fight supporting sport

The international brand with more than 20 years, Jagi Caps, which is distinguished by the high quality of its products (mainly caps), its innovative and avant-garde designs, as well as the environmental friendliness of the materials it uses, accompanies this day boxing with a special original creation, in a ratification that with its strategic alliances it is always in the fight supporting the sport.

Through in-person coverage and information from Cárdenas Sports Media

Reference images source: JCV / FT

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