By José Alejandro Rodríguez Zas The Olympic champion of Tokyo 2020 and multiple world medalist, the Pinar del Río Roniel Iglesias (305-44) debuted
By José Alejandro Rodríguez Zas
The Olympic champion of Tokyo 2020 and multiple world medalist, the Pinar del Río Roniel Iglesias (305-44) debuted this morning of Wednesday, October 27 at the World Boxing Championship based in Belgrade, Serbia, with a surprising defeat against the Jordanian Zeyad Eashash (25-18) in the 71 kg division, with which the Cuban boxing squad lost its undefeated in the contest, after four victories in a row.
Iglesias was overtaken by a decision of the judges in the same first round, after just one minute of combat, when a header from the Jordanian, who placed the Cuban against the ropes, hit his face in such a way that it caused bleeding in his eyebrow. right, which became uncontrollable after the exchange of blows, being reason enough for the doctor and the main referee to decide to stop the fight.
According to the regulations of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA), in similar cases the judges must vote, who must give an assessment of the fight up to that moment and decree a winner.
Unfortunately for the followers of Cuban boxing, the first bars of the fight were of a lot of exchange and the Jordanian was able to take the best part, action that was enough for the referees to give him the victory, against one of the highest level and experienced boxers. present at the fair.
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In this way, Iglesias loses in his debut and eliminates his dreams of lifting the title of world champion in this edition of Serbia 2021 and obtaining part of the economic loot that AIBA disposed of for each division in the tournament, namely, $ 100,000 for the winner of each peso, 50 thousand for the runner-up and 25 thousand for each of the bronze medalists.
The Cuba team, after four consecutive victories, falls defeated and already loses one of its eight representatives in competition and one of the main favorites for the world title.
The rest of the morning session will hold the debut of the pinero Herich Cruz (9-10) at 86 kg, in a difficult fight against the local Serbian Slobodan jovanovic (8-6), while in the evening poster the experienced boxer from Pinar del Río and several times Olympic and world medalist will enter the ring. Lazaro Alvarez (204-34) in the 60 kg against the Japanese Hayato Tsutsumi (20-3).
Full swing will be monitoring the performance of the Cuban boxers in the event and you will have all the information in this link.