World Boxing Association

A real good deal in Panama

By WBA 26/02/2009

Photos by Sumio Yamada

In front of 5,000 fans that packed the Figali Convention Center in Panama City former world champion Evander Holyfield and WBA Executive VP Gilberto Jesus Mendoza performed an exhibition fight during the 17th edition of the “KO Drugs” Festival and generated 15,000 dollars that will be donated to both Hogares CREA (drug rehab institution of Panama) and the Holyfield Foundation.

Panamanians fans were excited to have Holyfield for the first time in their country and gave a warming support to him and Mendoza, who “gave it all” aiming to raise as much money as he could as 100 dollars were donated by every punch he threw.Photos by Sumio Yamada

In front of 5,000 fans that packed the Figali Convention Center in Panama City former world champion Evander Holyfield and WBA Executive VP Gilberto Jesus Mendoza performed an exhibition fight during the 17th edition of the “KO Drugs” Festival and generated 15,000 dollars that will be donated to both Hogares CREA (drug rehab institution of Panama) and the Holyfield Foundation.

Panamanians fans were excited to have Holyfield for the first time in their country and gave a warming support to him and Mendoza, who “gave it all” aiming to raise as much money as he could as 100 dollars were donated by every punch he threw.