MEXICO CITY – As part of a outstanding present and a promising future, and motivated by great legends, the boxing family gathered today at Museo Soumaya, where they thanked the legacy of José Sulaimán and the support of businessman Carlos Slim.
Members of the Ring-Telmex team, including several champions and former champions, came to receive recognition for their dedication in the ring, a medal handed to them by Slim Helú.
Dozens of people were at the ceremony that was led by Carlos Slim, his son Carlos Slim Domit; President of the World Boxing Council (WBC), Mauricio Sulaimán; the former champion Evander Holyfield and those who run the successful program, Rogelio Herrera and Arturo Elías Ayub, among others.
It was a day of awards, topped with presentation of the “fist of gold 2015” on the part of Mauricio Sulaimán to the Ring-Telmex Program, which was received by one of the richest men in the world.
“I want to thank this great recognition for the program, the eight-year project and hopefully more, a thank you to those who accompany us. Note that there are ten champions to arise, to say quickly, but have achieved this great success,” said Slim Helú.
Carlos “Cañas” Zárate after receiving a medal from the Pan-American champion Joselito Velázquez, who gave a message on behalf of the great legends, to thank “the support they have given us, to live a little better and applause for Mr. José.”
Carlos “Prince” Cuadras, who presented the recognition to José Ángel “Mantequilla” Nápoles, spoke on behalf of the champions, grateful to God and the support of this program, “since I started my career, we were among the pioneers, I’m the undefeated champion and hope to continue like this,” he said.
Carlos “Príncipe” Cuadras, Francisco “Bandido” Vargas, Anabel “Avispa” Ortiz and former champions Adrián “Confessor” Hernández and Mariana “Barby” Juarez received a medal from Slim Helú, besides remembering Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez, Julio “Pollito” Ceja and Zulina Muñoz, part of the program and could not attend.
Present were the reigning champions “Príncipe” Cuadras, “Bandido” Vargas, Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada, Ibeth “Roca” Zamora,”Avispa” Ortiz and former champions like Pedro Guevara,”Confessor “Hernández,”Barby”Juárez and others.
In addition, great legends of boxing, like José Ángel “Mantequilla” Napoles, Carlos “Cañas” Zárate, Lupe Pintor, Ultiminio Ramos, Rafael Herrera, Alfonso Zamora, Isaac “Tortas” Bustos, César Bazán, Daniel Zaragoza, Pipino Cuevas and Ruben “Púas” Olivares.