Yokasta Valle defended her title. The 105-pound world champion of women’s boxing defeated Filipino Carleans Rivas. The event took place at the BN Arena Gymnasium in Hatillo.
Valle is continuing the legacy that Hanna Gabriel started. She is thankful that Hanna paved the way. She is also proud of her own example that through adversity greatness can be achieved.
“The important thing is to believe and trust in oneself, strive, and surround yourself with people with the same vision,” she said. Some of the people she shares a vision with include her coach Marco Delgado and promoter Mario Vega. Her family has also been a great support to her.
She recently signed an agreement with Grupo Mutual by which the financial entity will grant her a monthly financial aid package for a year.