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Former champion Rubén ‘Púas’ Olivares receives tribute from the World boxing Council

Former champion Rubén ‘Púas’ Olivares receives tribute from the World boxing Council
The Mexican Rubén ‘Púas’ Olivares, former world champion of bantamweight and featherweight, was recognized today by the World Council of Boxing (CMB) with an emblematic medal of ambassador of the organization that has its headquarters in this capital.
Olivares, 70, is one of the idols of the boxing Mexican and remained in activity between 1965 and 1988.
The president of the WBC, the Mexican Mauricio Sulaimán, was the one who presented the distinction to Olivares in this capital and said that before the death of Raúl ‘Ratón’ Macías, Olivares took the post as the dean of the former Mexican world champions.
At the event, it was recalled that Olivares made his debut at age 17 and became double world bantamweight champion by defeating Australian Lionel Rose, both by the WBC and by the World Association of Boxing (AMB), in addition to his fights with the Nicaraguan Alexis Argüello and the trilogy with his compatriot Jesús ‘Chucho’ Castillo.
Olivares, who squandered practically everything he won in the boxing, sued the CMB and the National Lottery of Mexico several years ago for having used his image on a ticket but the lawsuit was rejected as inadmissible.
The ‘Púas’ is a member of the Hall of Fame of the boxing in Canastota, New York and his mark in 23 years as a professional was 89 wins, 79 on the fast track, three losses and three draws. EFE
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