All Star Boxing, President Felix "Tuto" Zabala Jr held a press conference in Managua at the Japanese Park Auditorium to announce the signing of WBO Latino flyweight champion Evleing "La Colocha" Ortega of Acoyapa, Nicaragua to a multi-year pact. This is the first time in All Star's company history to sign a female fighter, breaking a 60-year barrier.
"We are ecstatic to welcome recently crowned Latina champion Colocha Ortega to our company. This is a sign of evolving times, Ortega is a hard working individual, it will be great journey towards a world title shot in 2024," stated Felix "Tuto" Zabala, President of All Star Boxing.
Nicaragua's Ortega became the first ever WBO Latina champion in the country's history on October 27th, outpointing Silvia Duran over 6 hard fought rounds to claim the vacant belt on a world title bill televised on ESPN Knockout and ESPN+ from Alexis Arguello Arena.
Ortega is on a hot streak since linking with Marcello Sanchez of Pinolero Boxing, who has been able to guide her career. After a slow start, Ortega found her groove, stacking up 5 wins under her new team.
"My emotions are through the roof. I'm honored to be the first female fighter of this company. After I won my belt, I broke down in tears" she said "Being champion means the world to me, Now I will take next step in my career. I will be back in the ring Dec.1 in Panama and return back home for a great 2024," Ortega said.