Óscar Rivas derrotó a Ryan Rozicki y es el primer campeón mundial de peso Bridger de la historia

The Colombian Oscar Rivas, Bridger’s weight champion CMB, He went through an odyssey to return from Colombia to Canada the week before, a journey that began when a policeman thought he was a trafficker wanting to smuggle gold with his world championship belt.

“(The Colombian policeman at the airport) thought I bought the belt in Colombia,” he said. Rivas in a talk with the channel Colombian boxing. “And that he brought it filled with gold to smuggle where I live in Canada, imagine.”

Rivas, historic first Bridgerweight champion of the CMB, was invited to a boxing gala in his country, Colombia. But nevertheless, Rivas He resides in Montreal, Canada, and when he began his return from Colombia to Canada, the incident occurred.

“He claimed that I had to have certified that I had won that belt,” he recalled. Rivas. “Because in Colombia they say they are smuggling gold, he wanted me to certify how he had won. Of course, he looked on the internet and the whole story came out (of how he won the world championship), but he said he had to show him the certificate ”.

After explaining who he was for about an hour, the police officer did not understand the situation. Although DIAN policemen arrived who recognized Rivas and that they even asked for photographs, the first one insisted on seeing a certificate.

“The lieutenant or officer, I don’t know what rank he was, he wanted a role,” added the boxer. “I told him that the role that I play in life is to be an athlete. I told him I won that belt by training, eating and sleeping so I could win it, and killing myself with another guy on top of the ring. I don’t have a paper that says’Oscar Rivas World Champion'”.

The odyssey continued for Óscar Rivas

But that was not all. After overcoming that first hurdle, he had to pay an exit tax. However, he did not carry local currency and his credit cards did not relieve him of the problem, so they prevented him from taking the flight.

He had to pay 100 thousand Colombian pesos of exit tax (almost 25 US dollars) and he did not have them, and although someone tried to help him he only had 70 thousand (17.3 dollars). Then a supervisor “made me miss the plane for 30 thousand pesos ($ 7.4).”

After missing that flight, he had to return the next day to travel to Cali-Miami-Philadelphia-Montreal, but the lack of a PCR test to enter Canada forced him to miss another flight. So since the journey began with the accusation that he was trafficking gold, it took four days to reach his destination.

“They were four days of odyssey by a person who made those four days long, hard,” he concluded. “If you speak Spanish at least you understand it, but no. My name will be recorded in history and now I will do all the arrangements myself ”.