On March 6th, in Turmero, Valenzuela, the WBA will sponsor the fifth edition of the Gilberto Mendoza Boxing Festival in honor of its late president. Former WBA / IBF 115-pound champion Liborio Solis (30-6-1) will reappear after a year of inactivity, facing Marlembron Acuña (8-7-1) in the super bantamweight division, scheduled for ten rounds. The main event will be a welterweight contest between two Venezuelans, Johan Gonzalez (25-1) and Luis Romero (9-2-1). The co-feature match Edison Perez (22-5)and Ernesto Martinez (9-4-2) in the bantamweight division,
The rest of the card will feature Carlos Diaz and Daniel Espinoza in the super flyweight division; Jose Aray and Reyes Colon in the featherweight division, and Jefferson Hernandez against Dany Marichales in the junior middleweight division. Six other fights will complete the program... On Friday, March 5th, the atmosphere will heat up with a day of ten amateur fights.