Author: Lima 2019 press release Lima, 29 July 2019


José Lúcar defeated Mexican Francisco Cantabrana and qualified to the 91 kg weight division semifinals. The Peruvian boxer secured at least a bronze medal, which would be the ninth medal for Peru.


The crowd at the Miguel Grau Coliseum in Callao experienced a night of boxing like in its heyday. Hundreds of people gathered to cheer on the Peruvian boxers; the loudest applause went to José María Lúcar. The Peruvian boxer defeated Mexican Francisco Cantabrana by unanimous decision. Lúcar advanced to the semifinals of the 91 kg weight division and secured at least a bronze medal for Peru.

In the Pan American Games, boxing does not require a fight to settle the bronze medal. Therefore, the two boxers who do not qualify for the final automatically take third place on the podium. Nonetheless, on Tuesday 31, Lúcar will try to beat Ecuadorian Julio César Castillo to make it to the final. In the other semifinal, the favorite, Cuban Erislandy Savón, will face Brazilian Abner Teixeira.

Tickets for these events are available at and at Metro and Wong Teleticket point of sales in Chorrillos, Independencia, La Molina, Lima, Miraflores, San Borja, San Isidro, San Juan de Miraflores, San Miguel and Surco. It is worth mentioning that a new point of sale has recently opened at Jockey Plaza shopping center in Surco.

Boxing at the Pan American Games will be disputed in three intense rounds in the 10 men’s and women’s weight divisions. Quarterfinals are the first stage and will be disputed from July 27 to 29. Then, semifinals will take place on July 30, while finals will be held on August 1 and 2, in sessions starting at 19:00.