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Cuban boxing celebrates first World Cup crown in Belgrade

Cuba today celebrated its first crown at the 2021 Belgrade Boxing World Cup, through rookie Yoenlis Hernández, who defeated Russian Dzhambula


Cuba today celebrated its first crown at the 2021 Belgrade Boxing World Cup, through rookie Yoenlis Hernández, who defeated Russian Dzhambulat Bizhamov in the final of 75 kilograms.

Hernández, 24, won by divided vote of the judges 4-1 (30-27, 29-28, 28-29, 30-27 and 30-27), which closed an excellent performance on the blackboard of the Stark Arena, which saw him deploy a magnificent technique and exhibit great physical form throughout the contest.

For Cuba, the gold of the natural fighter from the Cuban province of Camagüey represents an improvement with respect to his previous World Cup participation in Yekaterinburg 2019 (1-1-1), since he already has a scepter and two bronzes when he still has two fighters remaining. in search of gold tomorrow Saturday.

This Friday, another five divisions were defined out of the thirteen that the event called, and the most striking note was given by Japan with its first two universal champions in the history of the world boxing championships.

Tomoya Tsuboi and Sewonrets Okazawa prevailed at 54 and 67 kilos, respectively, and momentarily catapulted the Asian nation to the top of the country medal table.

Fighters Tomoya Tsuboi and Sewonrets Okazawa secured the first two gold medals for Japan in the 21 editions of the tournament today. / Photo: PL

Kazakh Temirtas Zhussupov (48), French Sofiane Oumiha (60) and Russian Mark Petrovskii (+92) also celebrated their champion belts.

For increasing the harvest

Tomorrow Julio César La Cruz (92 kg) will look for his fifth universal crown to place one of his compatriot and record holder Félix Savón and will do so against the Italian Azis Abbes Mohuiidne. For his part, Andy Cruz (63.5 kg), determined to win his third belt, will cross gloves with the Turkish Kerem Oezmen.

The last poster on the tarpaulin of the Stark Arena, in Belgrade, will also host final bouts at 51, 57 and 80 kilos, in that order.