By José Alejandro Rodríguez Zas The Olympic champion of Tokyo 2020, the Matanzas Andy Cruz (132-8), debuted today with an easy victory against the
By José Alejandro Rodríguez Zas
The Olympic champion of Tokyo 2020, the Matanzas Andy Cruz (132-8), debuted today with an easy victory against the inexperienced Panamanian fighter Jonathan Miniel (1-6) in the 63.5 kg division of the World Boxing Championship based in Belgrade, Serbia.
As it appears in the official website of the event, the yumurino swept his opponent and achieved the victory by unanimous decision of 5 × 0 and overwhelmingly, with cards from the judges of 30-24, 30-27, 30-26, 30-27 and 30-26, giving a solid first step towards the universal crown of its division.
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Andy, the only Cuban world champion of the previous tournament in Yekaterinburg, Russia, in 2019, kept the Cuban boxing squad undefeated in the current contest, in three presentations on the ring and advanced to the round of 16 this Friday 29, in which he will fight against the Brazilian Nicollas de Jesus, who was bye in the draw.
A little later in the day itself today, the Camagüey will debut Yoenlis Hernandez (37-12) in the 75 kg, against the Brazilian fighter Wanderley pereira, who has hardly any registered international experience.
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In this fight, the fourth victory of Cuban boxers in the World Cup is expected and Yoenlis would be measured on Friday 29, in a round of 16, against the Turkish Birol Augun (17-17), another accessible rival for the Agramontino.
The 21st edition of the World Boxing Championship is held at the Stark Arena in the city of Belgrade, capital of the European nation of Serbia and will run until November 6.
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