Costa Rica’s former world champion boxer gives birth to daughter
Ex-world champion boxer Hanna Gabriels gave birth to a daughter at 1:30 p.m. on Monday.
Her publicist told the daily La Nación that the child and mother are in good health at CIMA hospital in Escazú, southwest of the capital. Her husband, Bryan “Tiquito” Vásquez, – also a Costa Rican boxer – accompanied Gabriels in the hospital room. Earlier in the day, the couple posted to Hanna Gabriels Facebook page a photo in the hospital with the caption “Ready to have a baby.”
Gabriels held the World Boxing Organization light-middleweight title until February 2013, when she was knocked out by Dominican fighter Oxandia “La Loba” Castillo. Gabriels became pregnant shortly after the loss. The Tica boxer said she hopes to get in the ring to earn back the championship by the end of the year.
UPDATE: Gabriels and Vásquez announced that they named their daughter Mia. Here’s a family portrait from Gabriels’ Facebook page:
You may be interested
Reminder: Costa Rica’s entry requirements during the coronavirus pandemicAlejandro Zúñiga - February 24, 2021
Since November 1, tourists from anywhere in the world can visit Costa Rica. Visitors can arrive to Costa Rica via…
Costa Rica details March friendlies against Mexico, Bosnia-HerzegovinaThe Tico Times - February 24, 2021
The Costa Rican men’s soccer team will face Bosnia-Herzegovina and Mexico in March friendlies, and the local federation has provided…
Costa Rica receives shipment of 92,400 more vaccinesAlejandro Zúñiga - February 24, 2021
Costa Rica received 92,430 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on Tuesday night, the single-largest shipment delivered to the country, the Presidency…