Lion Fight’s Gaston Bolanos named Hispanic Athlete of the Year by Inca Kola
Lion Fight’s own blossoming star Gaston Bolanos has added another accolade in the wake of his outstanding 2015 campaign.
Earlier this week in San Francisco as part of the Super Bowl 50 festivities, Continental Food & Beverage Inc., the authorized bottler for the Coca-Cola Co. for the brand Inca Kola, held its Celebration of Latinos in Sports and Business.
The sold-out event at the Chart House honored several worthy recipients, highlighted by Bolanos receiving the Hispanic Athlete of the Year award.
“It was an honor to be recognized as a Latino who has succeeded in sports,” said Bolanos. “I can’t thank Randy Berman from Inca Kola USA enough for the award. I was shocked when my manager called me to tell me I’d be recognized with the award. But this award isn’t just for me. It’s also for my team, my coach, my family, and all my supporters. I couldn’t do this without all of them.”
The Hispanic Athlete of the Year award comes just two months after AXS TV’s Inside MMA named Bolanos its “Rising Star” for 2015 which earned him a “Bazzie Award” named in honor of the show’s co-host and mixed martial arts icon Bas Rutten.
“We are extremely proud of Gaston and the success he has earned,” said Lion Fight CEO & President Scott Kent. “He is an outstanding athlete, but he is also a high-quality person which makes him even more deserving of the recognition.”
Bolanos, who has quickly become a top-level competitor and fan favorite with his electrifying style, was amongst elite company at the event as others receiving awards were Sacramento Kings minority owner Dorene Dominguez, and Rickie Ricardo, the Spanish play-by-play voice for the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Eagles.
“This is a very big deal putting Gaston up for an award alongside these types of people,” added Bolanos’