By José Alejandro Rodríguez Zas This Tuesday, November 2, the boxer from Camaguey Julius Caesar the Cross (253-22), four times world champion and
By José Alejandro Rodríguez Zas
This Tuesday, November 2, the boxer from Camaguey Julius Caesar the Cross (253-22), four times world champion and twice Olympic starter in Rio de Janeiro 2016 and Tokyo 2020, he obtained his third victory in the same number of outings to the ring in the 21st edition of the World Boxing Championship, which is held at the Stark Arena in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia.
The captain of the Cuban team defeated the Russian boxer by unanimous decision of the judges of 5 × 0 (29-28, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28) Saddam Magomedov (52-7), who represents Serbia in the contest and tried to offer resistance to the Cuban during the three rounds of the fight.
But La Cruz was superior to his rival, from start to finish, with his characteristic boxing style, keeping his guard down, constant movements on the ring and a little but precise hit, enough elements to defeat his opponent in an unobjectionable way.
An interesting moment of the fight occurred in the final seconds of the third and last assault, when La Cruz slipped and fell to the ground, something he has done in previous fights, as part of the show that he wants to mount on the ring, applauded by many and criticized by many others.
Either way, with this victory, the Agramontino secured the bronze medal in his 92 kg division and a minimum cash prize of 25 thousand dollars, being able to improve both in his next outing this Thursday, November 4, when he faces in semi-finals to Uzbek Madiyar Saydrakhimov (23-11), who should not be a dangerous rival for the Cuban, in order to move on to the discussion of the title in the contest.
Now the Cuban boxing squad has a balance of 20 victories and three defeats in this Boxing World Cup and five bronze medals already guaranteed, surpassing the total of three achieved in the previous event in Yekaterinburg, Russia, in 2019.
In the quarterfinals, Cuba added five victories and a single setback, thus maintaining a quintet of representatives still in competition, matched with the United States and the Russian Boxing Federation in terms of total boxers, only surpassed by six. that Kazakhstan has.
Other results of Cuba in the Quarterfinals:
Without further ado, here I leave you with the fight of Julio César La Cruz (92 kg) in the quarterfinal phase. Full swing will continue to give full coverage to the results of Cuban boxers in this event and all the information you can find in this link