By José Alejandro Rodríguez Zas On the morning of this October 8, the Cuban boxing authorities made public the Cuba team that will participate in
By José Alejandro Rodríguez Zas
On the morning of this October 8, the Cuban boxing authorities made public the Cuba team that will participate in the next World Championship based in Belgrade, Serbia, from October 25 to November 5, with the important incentive of the awards. in cash announced by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) for the medalists.
Led by three of the four Cuban boxers who are Olympic champions of Tokyo 2020, a total of 12 fighters from the Greater Antilles will depart next Sunday, October 10, for Uzbekistan for a training base prior to the start of the tournament.
As reported by JIT, «Andy Cruz (63.5 kg), Roniel Iglesias (71 kg) and Julio César La Cruz (92 kg), crowned in the Japanese capital, highlight an army from which the also champion Arlen López (80 kg) will be absent , who in recent days faced problems that kept him from the required sports form, according to the athlete himself ».
The three-time Olympic and world medalist Lázaro Álvarez (60 kg) and the also universal titleholder Yosbany Veitía (54 kg) are the other two boxers with extensive international experience that make up the team, which «will experience the premiere of the 13-division format just recently. approved by AIBA, ”JIT said.
Let us remember that for this World Cup, there will be a fund of 2.6 million dollars (200 thousand for each division) to reward all the medalists, at a rate of 100 thousand for the champion, 50 thousand for the runner-up and 25 thousand for each one. of the two tans.
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“We wait to publicize the team in order to evaluate its possibilities until the last moment, but Arlen’s difficulties arose when it was no longer possible to replace him because the registration was closed,” said Alberto Puig, president of the Cuban Boxing Federation.
Remember that in the latest version of these struggles held in Yekaterinburg, Russia, in 2019, Cuba obtained a discreet result, when it only accumulated one medal of each color, at the breasts of Andy Cruz (Gold, 63 kg), Lázaro Álvarez (Silver, 57 kg) and Julio César la Cruz (Bronze, 81 kg).
Without further ado, here I leave you with the Cuban boxing team that will participate in the World Cup:
48 kg: Billy Rodríguez (HAB)
51 kg: Damian Arce (CMG)
54 kg: Yosbany Veitía (SSP)
57 kg: Osvel Caballero (MAY)
60 kg: Lázaro Álvarez (PRI)
63.5 kg: Andy Cruz (MTZ)
67 kg: Kevin Brown (CMG)
71 kg: Roniel Iglesias (PRI)
75 kg: Yoenlis Feliciano Hernández (CMG)
86 kg: Herich Ruiz (IJV)
92 kg: Julio César La Cruz (CMG)
+92 kg: Dainier Peró (CMG)