The overwhelming victory was so evident that arguments are not even needed to convince that the Cuban boxing school is one of the best in
The overwhelming victory was so evident that arguments are not even needed to convince that the Cuban boxing school is one of the best in the world, and this was demonstrated by the victories achieved, five of them by fast track in the Palenque ring in the San Marcos Fair, Aguascalientes, in central Mexico. The only one by unanimous decision was Lázaro Álvarez.
The heroes of the day were in super featherweight: Osvel Caballero, in super lightweight: Lázaro Álvarez, in super welterweight: Roniel Iglesias, in super middleweight: Yoenlis Hernández, in light heavyweight: Arlen López and in cruiserweight Julio César La Cruz, who made history by crowning with their respective successes the date on which Cuba enters professionalism in that sport.
And he did so in a country with a strong and long boxing tradition and great champions such as Juan Zurita, Vicente Saldívar, Rubén Olivares, Miguel Canto, Salvador Sánchez, Julio César Chávez, Érik Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera and Juan Manuel Márquez, who were They join the current Saúl Canelo Álvarez, Andy Ruiz, Leo Santa Cruz, Julio César Rey Martínez, Emanuel Vaquero Navarrete, and Juan Francisco Gallo Estrada.
Mexico exhibits an impressive list of 201 absolute world champions in the 16 categories of the four rented boxing organizations: WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO, and it has been in this land of great glories that the boys trained in the School of Physical Education and Sports, Manuel Fajardo, in Havana City, and trained at the Finca de los Monos, to demonstrate their indisputable quality.
Today’s six winners are a direct result of the Cuban Boxing School, headed for years by the unforgettable Dr. Alcides Sagarra, who applied a scientific method that generated champions such as Teófilo Stevenson, Felix Savón, Mario Kindelán, Roberto Balado, Héctor Vinent or the current Julio César la Cruz, to name just a few.
From that school, 32 Olympic champions emerged, 63 world champions (over 19)
and 64 youth world titleholders, and to that litter belong those who have made history this Friday, May 20, at the Palenque of the San Marcos Fair, in Aguascalientes.
The Mexicans were able to appreciate in this first professional poster with the half dozen fighters who debut in that rank, the results of a world-renowned school which not only shone in the training of excellent professionals, but also in its philosophy of humanizing a sport that until the irruption of Cuba in its international arenas, it was treated as a medieval spectacle typical of the Roman coliseum.
With that school, which brought intelligence to violence, technique to brutality, boxing took new heights and even fierce professionalism also felt its influence and adopted new rules, which are the ones that prevail today, to eliminate those tragic carnage with which the ring tycoons made their enormous fortunes.
The boys from Cuba demonstrated in Aguascalientes that even sports that are violent by nature can and should have a dignified behavior and that they be enjoyed more for their technique and styles than for the forcefulness of their blows.
This vision was expressed very clearly in Aguascalientes by cruiser Julio César La Cruz when he stated that “we do not look at the economic part or what professional boxing can bring us on that issue, but rather we are seeing that in the amateur we have won everything” .
“Now we want to start walking through this professional world, summon the best boxers in the world and face them to be able to confirm what we have done in the amateur sector. We are going to enter the history of Cuba and it will be an honor”, he added.
Court experts consider that the Cuban squad met the expectations created and Cuba can confidently enter this new field of fists and ropes with the same confidence and solidity that it has done in the last 62 years in the world’s ring in amateur boxing.