When tonight he enters the ring of the Argentine Box Federation, the undefeated Buenos Aires Agustín Gauto, holder of the South American fly championship and other secondary crowns in the minimoscas, the national boxing will put all the fans to the best exponent of everything that implies the classic Argentine pugilism school of the moment: technique, defense, attack and punch.
Gauto, 21 years and 13 consecutive victories, with 8 K.O., is the consequence of a constant work between a neighborhood gym, Hurricane, of Patricios Park; the same coach from the debut day, Hernán Gauto, his father, and a stable discipline in pursuit of a goal. All these factors, together with his good results against a series of opponents according to his sports novitiate, ejected him to the top positions in the world ranking of 48,900 kg.
Today it will be measured with the Venezuelan Kenny Cano, of a winning record of 14 hits and a setback, and is emerging as a clear favorite. But beyond the need for growth, sports and personal, he must recover everything he lost in his last fight, which he obtained by points against Mexican Jorge Orozco. Understand its polished line, its exquisite dress and its precision when gluing. Due to the lack of a market of ordinary pugilistic consumption and without quality touch, they turned it into a vulgar blow shooter, similar to the majority of athletes who go up to the ring animated by an inept chorus that repeats in unison: “Pull! First you! Come on! Gauto has a purist and fine style to differentiate himself from the lot of “garroteros” who can only fight, he can box and go to “war” whenever he wants and that does different, and you shouldn’t forget it.
His combat today (with TyC Sports television starting at 23) implies a very interesting test for a little popular fighter but with a potential for surprising attributes and full of art on the ring. Hard to find edges these days.
“Chinese” and “Wonder.”
Marcos Maidana, a former world champion, is 36, and Sergio “Maravilla” Martínez, also a winner of two crowns at different times, has already turned 44 years old.
Both were news in the week. Maidana will announce his “return to the ring” in an exhibition against the icon of the Argentine martial arts, Jorge “Acero” Cali, in a limit of 85 kg, with almost 20 kilos of surplus on his old pugilistic weight. “It will be for March or April 2020,” Maidana told LA NACION, admitting that he will also report on various events he plans to sponsor next season. Perhaps, “Chino” deserves to say goodbye to the ring with a show linked to the sport that made him famous, beyond these developments that nobody knows under what nomenclature will be presented.
The entry of “Wonder” Martinez to the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in Canastota, New York, next June, became a credible rumor in the last hours. The former fighter reported it on his social networks. Despite the discrediting starring “Maravilla” in recent months, with those illusory announcements about a possible revenge match with Mexican Julio Cesar Chavez (h), which had mass dissemination in groups of unknown propagandists, this news is based and livelihood. And it is very important.
Three protagonists with totally opposite situations. Three names that deserve the greatest consideration and, with all rights, seized this week.