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 Last update:  2/25/2014       Read more by Hilmar Rojas         
   
Cermeno, Former WBA Champ, Kidnapped and Killed
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By Hilmar Rojas

The World Boxing Association is deeply mourning the death of former champion Antonio Cermeno, which occurred early today in Venezuela. According to reports, in the early hours of this morning he was found dead on the banks of the Caucagua-Higuerote highway. Cermeno had been kidnapped in the evening hours yesterday near the hotel Makro La Urbina, where he lodged with his family.

Cermeno was born on March 6, 1969 in Río Chico. He was the WBA champion after beating Puerto Rican fighter Wilfredo Vazquez in Puerto Rico on May 13, 1995. He held the super bantamweight belt and held it until 1997. He then reigned at featherweight from 1998 to 1999.

After his retirement, Cermeno was devoted to social work and helping young athletes. He was part of the development program of Street Boxing held in Venezuela.

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comment by lov 2 box, on 02-25-2014
Damn! Thats messed up

comment by lutenco, on 02-25-2014
Oh NOOOOOOO,damn how many boxers end tragically,every time i heard about a brutal death of a boxer i really think that a warrior doesn't deserve end in that way;understand me obviously nobody deserves a death like that but a fighter deserves a honorable death IMO. I don't remember many fights of ...

comment by juandabomb, on 02-25-2014
R.I.P. Champ :sad:

comment by TOBYLEE1, on 02-25-2014
That is horrible news. A saw Cermeno fight back then. He got into a grove in winning good fights at one point. My condolences to his family and friends

comment by bojangles1987, on 02-25-2014
The hell is wrong with people.

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