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Carmona opens the World Cups with victory

Carmona opens the World Cups with victory

samuel carmona (8-1-0, 4 KO) gave Spanish boxing a great night in their fight for the WBC World flyweight title in Arizona, United States. The canary fell by majority decision against Julio César Rey Ramírez (19-2-0, 14 KO), the owner of the belt. But he doesn’t want to sit idly by, and has decided to alternate professional boxing with amateur. He is in Taskhent, Uzbekistan, to fight in the Elite Men’s World Championships that have started today, and has achieved the first victory for the national team.

The Canarian boxer opens the Spanish participation with a victory by unanimous decision in a great fight against Mikaele Ravalaca from Fiji in the –57 kg category. He is the first of the team to get into the ring and has more than fulfilled. Carmona, along with Johan Orozco (6-0-0, 3 KOs), who also has more experience in the professional field, has gone to this year’s Men’s World Championships to get a medal for Spain.

“I am happy because the national team has called me back, to count on me to be able to live again an experience from other past years, from World Championships. I’m going back, and for me, it’s an honor”, assures the canary. Carmona has extensive experience in the amateur field. He was an Olympic diploma, a bronze medal at the European Championship in Ukraine in 2017 and qualified for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. “After a long professional tour that I have done, to return to the amateur, to meet my colleagues, with Rafael Lozanowho has always been there for everything with me, he has been like a father to me in the boxing world… I am extremely grateful, I am happy. Motivated again, that amateur motivation ”, he explains.

Rafael Lozano, the team’s coach, called Carmona to join the group, an idea that the canary loved. “Once again the bug has bitten me and I say: ‘Come on, I want to do it and I want to go back,’” he recounts. The reception from the other athletes on the team has been exceptional. “For some I have been a reference, for others not. I do not consider myself a reference or anything, I am one of them and they always welcome me with much love and affection.says Samuel.

His return with the national team was for the Belgrade Winner Tournament, which took place from March 28 to April 3. “From professional to amateur boxing, it took me a bit to catch up. I lost to Russia, but in a fight that was very good, which I liked because I felt good after the second round“, Explain. He claims that she was “a little contact to catch amateur boxing well and go to the World Cup better than ever”.

After disputing the WBC World Flyweight Championship against Julio César King Ramírez, Carmona has decided to alternate between professional and amateur boxing. The Canary fell by majority decision in Arizona, United States, in a bout in which he fought from the second round with a broken hand. “I did not see myself as a loser. I didn’t see myself winning either, but I think a null fight would have been good. They called me with three weeks, I accepted the fight, a broken hand from the second round, and ten rounds with one hand, I dominated the fight. It is clear that the King Martinez is a great boxer, but at the boxing level I think he had no resources for me”, the canary tells Diario AS.

But, in addition to continuing with his professional career, he has an ambitious goal: The Olympic Games. “It all depends on what I take out. If I get a medal (in the World Cups), surely yes. Trying to go to the Games again is a great honor for me and for my sports career”, says Carmona. Alternating both boxing modalities, as Mary Romero (8-3-0, 2 KOs) has also done, is good for her to stay active. “It keeps me active, always doing sports. That he is not stopped, because the professionals are unemployed a lot, from one fight to another for three or four months, and in the end, the body rusts. This doesn’t let you rust ’cause you’re always on”, he comments.

The rest of the team has also arrived in Uzbekistan to drop everything and return home with medals. The representatives are Martin Molina (-51kg), gabriel escobar (-54kg), jose quiles (-60kg), Oier Ibarretxe (-63.5kg), Johan Orozco (-67kg), Sergio Martinez (-71kg), Gazi Khalidov (-80kg), Andy Tamayo (-86kg), Emmanuel Reyes (-92 kg) and Ayoub Ghadfa (+92 kg). Everything ready for the National Team to shine in this year’s Men’s World Cups.

The members of the national team.PEPE ANDRESDiaryAS

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