Ray Beltran came to Miami in search of something different.
At 40 and with more than a decade as a professional boxer, it sounds strange, but the Mexican fighter wants to add something from the Cuban school of boxing and is seriously considering a change. environment.
The former world champion recently held a number of training sessions with coach Franco González and it wouldn’t be surprising if he finds future common ground to work together on this new phase as the world champion. a martial artist.
“We visited our friend Franco González and learned from the Cuban school, something new to me, but not new to boxing. It saddens me, because I see the talent of the Cuban boxer and I see it partially disabled by the government. It is a terrible injustice to limit one human being. I respect the Cubans who took the lottery and crossed the sea to find their dream, which all immigrants want,” Beltran told George Ebro.
Beltran has no intention of retiring at this time.
He was stopped by champion Richard Commey in June 2019. Beltran continued his career more than two years later, taking a quick win last October.
Now, the veteran boxer is planning to do one last world title in the bodyweight division.
“I try not to listen to negative comments. Boxing is for young boxers, because that’s where the business, television. Let the negativity enter you in a bad state of mind. I focus on what is mine and what is in front of me. Nothing more than that,” Beltran said.
“Life’s blows are for two things: to make you stronger or to knock you down. I’m rebellious, I like a challenge, I can’t break it. I believe in myself and what I can do. I am not satisfied, I am ambitious. I appreciate what I have, but I’m always looking for a new goal. My dream is to fight all odds and show the world that I can succeed.
“I believe in my abilities. The highest rating wouldn’t put any of their 140 pounds against me, because they were afraid I would beat them. I respect Taylor, Ramírez, Cepeda. But they are selling lies to the people. They don’t put any newbies against me. I’m going to fight in February in Los Angeles and hopefully I can hit the big games. “
https://www.boxingscene.com/ray-beltran-training-miami-aims-big-fights-140-pounds–163530 Ray Beltran trains in Miami, aiming for big fights at 140-pounds