After a year of intense work, Argentina Boxing Promotions, from Mario Margossian, once again received the price of Latino Promoter of the Year by the World Boxing Organization (WBO), honour obtained for the eight time, during the 31st WBO Anual Convention that took place at El Panamá Hotel, Convention and Casino in Panama City, Panama.
During a gala dinner held on Thursday night at the Bella Vista Saloon, led by the president of the organization, the Puerto Rican Francisco “Paco” Valcárcel, along with the WBO Latino president, the Argentinean Jorge Molina, and the rest of the entity’s Executive Committee, Margossian was once again recognized with the award. In addition to the intense work carried out with the entity, the company was the one taht promoted the largest number of Latino titles, with a total of ten bouts, during the annual period between the last two conventions. Thus, the company was recognized once again with the same award that was distinguished in the conventions held by the WBO in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, in addition to receiving the distinction of Female Latino Promoter of the Year in 2011 and 2013, among other recognitions, in an environment surrounded by the main figures of the pugilistic universe.
In this way, the company that holds the second position as a current promoter with more boxing events produced worldwide (only behind the American Top Rank) according to the specialized site BoxRec.com, promotes and manages a great deal of fighters who conquered the Latino titles and are ranked world lists of the WBO, and who dream of having a world title opportunity.
“I have always said the WBO is our home, because that is the way they make us feel. We work hard day by day with the aim of continue promoting stars and new world champions. With the permanent support of the WBO, everything becomes much easier”, stated Margossian, who added: “I deeply thank ‘Paco’ for his support, as well as Jorge Molina and the WBO as a whole. Working with this organization has always been a pleasure. It is an honor to have received the awards they have given us, which symbolize the effort and dedication of our company, but above all things are another motivation to continue going day after day for more “.
Also, Argentina Boxing Promotions’ head continued: “Together with the WBO we have obtained the greatest results. The awards are an incentive to continue the daily work, as we have done for over seventeen years. The WBO knows the enormous pleasure that we get from working with them. But the main important are our fighters, who are the true stars of our success”.
The company led by Margossian represents the following boxers currently listed in the WBO world rankings:
Luis Verón (16-0, 8 KOs): WBO Latino welterweight champion and #7 WBO.
Marcelo Cóceres (25-0-1, 13 KOs): WBO Latino middleweight champion and #14 WBO.
Wenceslao Mansilla (14-5-1, 6 KOs): WBO Latino supper middleweight champion and #11 WBO.
Sebastián Aguirre (16-3, 10 KOs): WBO Latino junior welterweight champion and #15 WBO.
The close relationship between the World Boxing Organization and Argentina Boxing Promotions goes back to a vast joint history in which the company has taken fighters to conquer the WBO world titles to boxers such as Omar Narváez, Fernanda Alegre, Maria Elena Maderna, among others, as well as countless fighters who have won the WBO Latino belts, as well as have received the awards for Latino Boxer of the Year, and who have grown in their careers together with both.
Even more, before the end of the year, the company will promote a number of WBO titles, to end another great season of this consolidated and united relationship, which in the following years promises to go further more.