Contact sport has all the time been dominated by José “Wally” Mareco (25), from Posada, who stepped again into the ring on August 19 at the “Boxing is alive in Posadas” occasion and received a serious victory over his folks , after being away from competitions for 5 years.
Although ‘Wally’ is thought for his good performances in the ring, the younger artificial his first sporting foray into soccer aged 5 to 15, by Club Crucero del Norte, the place he performed in youngsters’s tournaments. However, the world of boxing got here into his life by his brother (a former boxer), who noticed him with good perspective and inspired him to prepare. What began as a interest, grew over the years into one in all his true passions.
At the age of 13, his mentality as a multi-purpose athlete led him to discover completely different branches of martial arts, together with Olympic wrestling. In 2009, he received first place in a nationwide championship held at the National Center for High Performance Sports (Cenard), in Buenos Aires.
The younger missionary additionally stood out in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and Jiu Jitsu tournaments, taking novice victories, however all the time along with his sights on the elite.
His debut as a boxer got here in 2013 on an evening that passed off at the Hurricane Club in the provincial capital. And it was lower than three minutes that was sufficient for him to take his first win by beating Juan Carlos del Rosal, one other fighter from Posada, by technical knockout.
“I’ll always remember my debut. That first-round knockout victory was the kick-off to observe this dream. I could not imagine it, however it made me notice what I actually wished to do,” Mareco mentioned in an interview withAPPROACH missions.
The boxer continued his means at boxing festivals inside and exterior the province with a string of consecutive wins. But in 2014, he determined to change his thoughts and traveled to Buenos Aires, the place he educated for a couple of years.
In that province, he fought at essential occasions and had the likelihood to step into the ring of the Argentine Boxing Federation (FAB), describing it as “fulfilling one of my dreams”. He additionally received his first worldwide match towards a rival from the Dominican Republic with a win to his identify. Five years later, he went to Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), the place he was a part of a coaching camp, together with athletes from different nations, and skilled different axes that helped him enhance his bodily, psychological and aggressive efficiency.
“I wished to attempt new horizons. It was a constructive change of air each in Buenos Aires and my keep in Brazil as in the province I did not have the contact I wanted. I acquired essential instruments in the sport, however for private causes I had to return to Misiones. When I wished to resume competitors, the pandemic robbed me,” Wally mentioned.
With greater than 30 novice fights and after his profitable return in the second boxing occasion in the metropolis of Posadas, the athlete claimed to be motivated to hold preventing for his dream and purpose of reaching the rented area. He emphasised that on this event he shall be joined by his ‘Garage Gym’ crew, with the coach Jorge Peralta; and his companions, amongst others Agustín Peralta and Rolando Martínez.
“Today I’ve a distinct perspective. Everything that has occurred to me just lately has helped me open my thoughts. In this sport you win and you be taught, however you by no means lose. I imagine that with the help of the household, the sacrifice and the desire to develop, you can go far,” he assured.
MMA in sight
On the different hand, Wally Mareco anticipated to take part once more on September 24 in a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) competitors referred to as ‘Number One’, organized by a Brazilian franchise, which can happen in the municipal sports activities heart Cerro Corá. His rival shall be a fighter from Comodoro Rivadavia (Chubut) and he shall be the return in that self-discipline.
«For this occasion, I’m making ready with my crew and I hope to have the ability to dwell up to the situations with which I’ve all the time characterised myself. The thought is to proceed in parallel with the two disciplines, which takes lots of accountability as a result of they’re two completely different sports activities. But we’re making an attempt to do issues proper in order that the result’s constructive,” he concluded.