By Gabriel F. Cordero
Promociones del Pueblo has become one of the most powerful and important promotional companies in Mexico, presenting regular televised boxing events on two networks. “The company founded by my father Reginaldo Kuchle in Ciudad Juarez in the 70s,” said company president Oswaldo Kuchle. “With marketing, logistics, legal, matchmaking, management, production and public relations, my father was restlessly supporting local athletes, giving them the opportunity to fight professionally and career development for the welfare of humble families. Starting with small events where box office earnings were distributed to the same boxers.”
In what position is Promociones del Pueblo now?
In excellent position, quite active with boxing event dates on Televisa and Cadena Tres.
Champions who you have promoted?
Daniel Zaragoza, Jose Luis Ramirez, Johnny Tapia, Danny Romero, Cesar Soto, Cobrita Gonzalez, Julio Cesar Chavez, Meldrick Taylor, Simon Brown, Genaro Garcia, Victor Rabanales, Frankie Randall, Cesar Bazan, Yory Boy Campas, Arnulfo Castillo, Jose Luis Castillo, Humberto Soto, Daniel Ponce De Leon, Jhonny Gonzalez, Sammy Gutierrez and Juan Palacios among others.
World title fights?
Over 100 world championship fights.
Is PP prepared to go beyond Mexico?
Of course we are always looking to break boundaries, we have held events with Golden Boy Promotions, Osvaldo Rivero, Ricardo Maldonado, Ahikiko Honda , Sampson Lewkowicz and Goossen Tutor among others.
How does Promociones del Pueblo see boxing today?
In Mexico this in a historical period with great opportunities to promote as the two television networks broadcast box every Saturday in addition to other cable channels that also broadcast every Saturday besides giving them a great opportunity to develop career boxers. We are fighting to make a union between promoters and thus put the best fights on the screen, which in our specific case is Televisa.
Projects for 2013?
Strengthen an alliance with other promoters in Mexico to bring the best fights to the Mexican TV screen and look for opportunities in the U.S. market.