Mexico loves boxing and proved it again on Saturday morning. 14,299 people took part in a giant training session organized in the famous Zocalo square in the capital Mexico City “to show the world that boxing is part of our culture”, Explain Universal.
This is a record, validated by the Word Guinness. The certificate was signed between representatives of the organization and Mauricio Sulaiman, the president of the World Boxing Council, one of the four major world boxing federations.
The participants, who arrived at 6 a.m., were divided into three groups wearing green, white and red T-shirts, those of the Mexican flag, describe El Impartial. They filled the gigantic square to practice for half an hour. The newspaper highlights the presence of renowned boxers such as Oscar Valdez, ex-world featherweight and super-featherweight champion, Erik Morales, holder of a world belt in four weight categories, or Andy Ruiz, the first Mexican boxer crowned among the heavyweight.
The previous record was held by Moscow in 2017. The Russian capital brought together 3,000 people ahead of, among others, superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr, note brand.