Los últimos heróes de la península

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Hardcover
96 pages
60 photographs
Design: Claire Castillo Montenegro
Spanish Edition
ISBN RMV: 978-84-92480-70-8
English edition
ISBN RMV: 978-84-15118-13-8

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Los boxeadores, Gustavo Guty Espadas, Miguel Canto, Freddie Chato Castillo, Lupe Madera y Juan Herrera, conocidos como “Los últimos guerreros mayas”, comparten cinco circunstancias en sus vidas: fueron campeones mundiales, sus hazañas deportivas acontecieron en la misma época, nacieron en la ciudad de Mérida, son de origen humilde y alcanzaron la gloria, al grado de convertir al estado de Yucatán en referencia obligada del boxeo mundial.

Pequeños de estatura, pero gigantes invencibles en el cuadrilátero, saborearon las mieles del éxito y también las hieles de la derrota propinada por el paso del tiempo y una vida de abusos y derroches que los empelló hacia el abismo. Tal vez el más doloroso de los knockouts e indefectible regla en la historia de un boxeador. Luchadores al fin, ahora sin cuerpos esculpidos ni aspiraciones de reinar en alguna división, siguen adelante coronando su vida con la felicidad y el amor de sus familias.

Los últimos héroes de la península es originalmente un largometraje documental dirigido por José Manuel Cravioto dedicado a estos cinco boxeadores. Los fotógrafos Víctor Mendiola y Ramiro Chaves fueron invitados a realizar stills en el transcurso del rodaje. La selección de fotografías derivó en una propuesta alterna y paralela del proyecto concretada en la publicación del libro que nos ocupa. El contenido se enriquece con la inclusión de instantáneas polaroid tomadas por Iván Hernández, cinefotógrafo del documental, durante diferentes etapas de la producción cinematográfica. “Quizá estas tres visiones fotográficas fijas, stills, tengan la intención de detener el tiempo y reivindicar, ante la avasalladora imagen televisiva, a los héroes del cuadrilátero”.
To the rhythm of uppercuts and jabs, the former world champions Gustavo Guty Espadas, Miguel Canto, Freddie Chato Castillo, Lupe Madera, and Juan Herrera made the city of Mérida, Yucatán, the capital of boxing.

Last Heroes of the Peninsula

With their sporting exploits of the 1970s and 1980s, five men born in the same place around the same time put the state of Yucatán on the international boxing map. “The last Mayan warriors” was the name given to them by the sportswriters. “Yucatán was synonymous with badass boxers,” says Juan Herrera. All of them born into poor families, they made even the greatest look helpless in the ring and covered themselves in glory. Small in stature, they were invincible between the ropes, but hard living and the passage of time robbed them of their titles. Their stories confirm the inexorable rule of the boxer’s career: rising from a life of poverty through a drive to succeed, they made it to the top before touching bottom. They squandered a part of their winnings and were stripped of the rest by promoters, friends, and strangers. Fighters to the end of their days, they went down and then picked themselves up to keep on struggling. Without their sculpted bodies now, they no longer aspire to be kings of a weight class: happiness is their brightest crown and the love of their families their inspiration.

The Last Heroes of the Peninsula was originally a documentary directed by José Manuel Cravioto. Photographers Víctor Mendiola and Ramiro Chaves were invited to take still photographs in the course of the filming. The selection of photographs became a parallel, alternative project, its contents further enriched through the Polaroids taken by cinematographer Iván Hernández during the various stages of production. Perhaps these three still visions aim to stop time and put the lone spotlight again, amidst the flood of televised images, on the heroes of the ring.

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Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 36 x 27 x 2 cm

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