Honduran boxer Teofimo López, lightweight champion of the International Boxing Federation (FIB), could be decorated by the National Congress for his outstanding international career.
The deputy José Tomás Zambrano presented a motion before the legislative assembly to honor with the “Gold Medal and Special Parchment”, the boxer catracho.
“Congress has to decorate this Honduran champion,” said the parliamentarian when making the proposal.
López, 22, was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States, but his parents are Honduran.
The athlete represented Honduras in the last Rio 2016 Olympic Games, then jumped into professional boxing, where he has had a successful career undefeated, he has fought 15 times, he has won 12 by knockout and is the weight champion. IBF lightweight.
Similarly, the deputy Antonio Rivera, asked that the same award be presented to Mauricio Dubón, current player of the San Francisco Giants of the Major League Baseball in the United States.
Rivera emphasized that Dubón is the first Honduran born and raised in San Pedro Sula to play in the major leagues.
Both proposals are based on the Constitution of the Republic that establishes in its Article 205 numeral 31, that the National Congress has the power to decree honors and pensions for providing relevant services to the homeland, through Decree 240-89, it was created a decoration with the aim of honoring nationals and foreigners deserving of an exaltation and wide recognition by the Honduran people.
The proposals will be evaluated by the Sports Commission of the National Congress.