By Héctor Villarreal
The Chiriqui Province is the second most active in boxing in Panamanian territory and 2019 was a very successful year for their members, male and female fighters, trainers and their local promoter who met on Friday night at the annual awards dinner. After a brief speech, the President of Chiriqui´s boxing commission, Alexander Sanchez handed the plaques to the following winners:
Super flyweight Ronal Batista (12-2, 8 KOs) who won 3 fights and lost by decision in Russia in a WBA Gold title dispute against Armenian Mikhail Aloyan (5-1, 0 KOs) the male fighter of the year.
Flyweight Yaditza Perez (13-13-1, 6 KOs) walked undefeated in 4 fights to deserve the Female Fighter of the Year plaque. Yaditza is currently schedulled to face Nataly Delgado (7-2-1, 3 KOs) for the Fedelatin belt in the WBA KO to Drugs Festival on February 7th.
Trainer of the Year: Diener Baules.
Assistant trainer: Daniel Trejos.
Best Manager: Jose Garcia.
Most improved fighter: Jose Beitia.
Rookie of the Year: Arnulfo Bejerano.
Revelation fighter: Roger Saldaña.
Female revelation: Teresa Almengor.
KO of the Year: Felix Montenegro to Edgar Valencia.
Fight of the Year: Arnulfo Bejerano vs Jhoyner Cervera.