Mexico’s electoral agency fines boxer over logo

Mexico’s election commission says its members have unanimously

voted to fine a Mexican boxer for wearing a political party’s

emblem during a match broadcast last year.

The Federal Electoral Institute says welterweight Juan Manuel

Marquez will have to pay 29,000 pesos ($2,260 dollars) for having

the Institutional Revolutionary Party’s logo emblazoned on his

trunks during the fight in Las Vegas.

Marquez lost to Filipino Manny Pacquiao in the Nov. 12 bout,

which was watched live by millions in Mexico.

The governing National Action Party complained that the logo

violated a temporary ban on campaigning ahead of elections in

Michoacan state.

Mexico’s highest electoral court earlier overturned the race for

mayor of Morelia, the state capital.