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Cuba plans to participate in Continental Boxing Championship

Cuba plans to attend the Continental Boxing Championship agreed from March 22 to April 2 in the Ecuadorian city of Guayaquil. The president of his


Cuba plans to attend the Continental Boxing Championship agreed from March 22 to April 2 in the Ecuadorian city of Guayaquil.

The president of his federation, Alberto Puig de la Barca, explained to JIT that the aspiration is to be present in a fight that, in addition to putting the continent’s crowns at stake, will assign points for the world ranking.

“We have even proposed that it be considered as part of the classification for the Central American and Caribbean Games and the Pan American Games in 2023, as a formula that encourages participation,” he said.

The manager added that the integration of the island team will depend on how the competitive calendar is configured, based on the definitive characteristics of that event and its possible coincidence with the alleged incursion into commitments against professionals.

“We have already made the first evaluations with the national technical group and the alternatives have been identified, based on the fact that it is a tournament of interest to us,” said Puig.

Asked about the fair, the president of the American Boxing Confederation, José Laureano, commented via internet that as an additional incentive the medals will be complemented by cash prizes for contestants of both sexes.

“It will be a sports festival, because in addition to the competition we will organize improvement courses for coaches, referees-judges and technical officials, and a meeting with the presidents of the national federations of America,” he said.

“I saw a lot of enthusiasm from all government authorities and the local organizing committee,” Laureano had expressed as a result of an evaluation visit.