BELIZE CITY, Mon. Oct. 19, 2015–Boxing in Belize has been making a few steps forward in the last couple years, after decades of seeming dormancy. At his boxing promotion in Santa Elena a few weeks ago, Cayo Lions Den Gym manager, Frank Asad Martinez, a founding member of the newly formed Belize Boxing Development Council, was pleased to accept the donation of a beautiful boxing championship belt from Reginald Jex of Jex Trophies; and we recently secured the above picture.
We contacted Martinez by phone, and he confirmed receiving the belt at the time of an international boxing promotion on Friday, September 29, in Santa Elena, Cayo. “We plan to have replicas of the belt made for different weight classes,” remarked Martinez, who says the belts should add more interest and excitement to future promotions, especially to the young boxers, as they strive to return local boxing to “prime time” in Belize.