Boxing returns to the Colosseum Arena
For decades, the Arena Colosseum, also known as the “Embudo de Perú 77”, which translates to the “Funnel of Perú 77”, hosted high quality boxing, graced by greats such as Carlos Zarate, Lupe Pintor, Alexis Arguello, Ricardo Lopez, and Julio César Chávez.
It opened its doors as a talent cradle to the best prospects in Mexican boxing for more than 45 years, week after week. This historic venue hosted thrilling fights due to its unique architecture that allows all attendees to fully enjoy the action. A panoramic view.
It was just a few weeks ago during a WBC press conference announced the start of efforts to return boxing to this majestically historic arena and today, after eight years, boxing will finally return to the Colosseum Arena in the coming week.
The former WBC super flyweight world champion, Carlos Cuadras (40-5-1, 27KO), will star in this historic card on Friday, August 4, at the Arena Coliseo, located in the downtown area of Mexico City.
Now 34, 'Principe' lost back to back WBC World super-flyweight title challenges to Juan Francisco Estrada in 2020, then to Jesse Rodriguez in 2022, but bounced back with a win over Lamberto Macias in February this year. Now he returns to the ring six months on to one of his country's most iconic venues.
The World Boxing Council recognised the efforts of Producciones Joaco Arvizu in presenting this event including experienced fighters and new prospects looking to break into professional boxing.
The building was completed in 1943, built by Salvador Lutteroth, and has a seating capacity of 5,250 when configured for professional wrestling or boxing events.
The Arena Coliseo hosted its first boxing event only a month after opening, taking place on May 1, 1943. The event started a tradition of Monday night boxing. The first show was headlined by a fight between Mexican National Bantamweight champion Ernesto Aguilar and Leonardo Lopez. Over the years a number of Mexican and international boxing greats fought at Arena Coliseo, including but not limited to: Jose Medel, Butter Napoles, Vicente Saldivar, Toluco Lopez, Pajarito Moreno, Cuyo Hernandez, El Chango Casanova, Carlos Zarate, Lupe Pintor, Alexis Arguello Alfonso Zamora, Ricardo Lopez, Pipino Cuevas, Kid Azteca and Chiquita Gonzalez. Even Julio César Chávez fought at Arena Coliseo during his amateur days, but the main attraction of the Arena Coliseo boxing was Raul Macias, with his matches often being shown on the Televisa television channel.
You can buy tickets for the Friday, August 4th event via ticketmaster: https://www.ticketmaster.com.mx/box-en-la-arena-coliseo-mexico-04-08-2023/event/14005EF3D87528D3
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