RAY BELTRAN still believes. He is 37 years old. He has lost his world title. But he is going to come back.
Last year Beltran’s dream was snatched away from him almost as quickly as he’d earned it. In February, after a long, hard career, he finally won the world title he craved when he beat Paulus Moses for the WBO lightweight title. But as he was taking his first steps towards capitalising on his world crown, he fell short, losing to Jose Pedraza in August.
“I didn’t expect to lose the title that quick,” Beltran said bitterly.