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Mexico City’s Zócalo is transformed into a boxing arena

Mexico City’s Zócalo is transformed into a boxing arena
The Zócalo of Mexico City, the highest public square in this country, was transformed this Saturday, in one of its sectors, into an arena of boxing who received a feature headlined by a women’s world title fight.
Hours before the exchange of blows with a dozen fights began, the thousands of fans, men and women, began to arrive at the site that looked spectacular because of the framework that the colonial buildings, including the National Palace and the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the pre-Hispanic vestiges gave it.
The lines of people who wanted to be close to the ring, in a genuine ring side, were endless. Their goal was to live the boxing, the blows, the action, very close, a feeling that most fans have not felt because in one function they are the most expensive places and this time it was free.
The ring was installed at the foot of the monumental Mexican flag that distinguishes the so-called Plaza de la Constitución, a little closer to the Mercaderes portal and a “little distant” from the National Palace.
But not just fans boxing wanted to witness the fights, the little understood of the sport of fists also wanted a place in the “arena” to witness the main event between the Mexican Mariana Juárez, who was seeking the bantamweight title of the World Council of Boxing (CMB) by Catherine Phiri from Zambia.
Juárez is one of the boxers who, together with her compatriots Ana María Torres and Jackie Nava, battled to give a place to the boxing of women in Mexico for more than a decade and demonstrated, with its convocation, that it achieved its objective.
Mariana, owner of an attractive physique, has a connection with the followers of the boxing Furthermore, a few years ago, he dared to pose for a men’s magazine.
The Mexican, with extensive experience, entered the fight with a mark of 44 wins, 17 on the fast track, nine losses and four draws, while her rival just added 12 wins, six before the limit, and one loss.
The organizers, who expected some 30,000 fans, 20,000 “inside” the makeshift arena, were exceeded in their expectations with another 20,000 people.
The function fully fulfilled the fans by offering a ring like in Las Vegas, roofed, with the required lighting and with sound and screens on top of its sides.
The boxing He joined sports such as soccer, baseball, basketball, American football, wrestling and motor racing that have been held at the historic site, which is located a few meters from the Templo Mayor, erected in pre-Hispanic times. EFE
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