Cubans extend perfect step in the Boxing World Cup

The experienced Yosbany Veitía and Julius Cesar La Cruz were among the five Cubans who signed victories this Monday in the boxing world championship which is held in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan.

In the initial session, Veitía (54 kg) completed his bout against Kenyan Shaffi Hassan without incident, whom he defeated with a unanimous vote of 5-0, according to the report published by the sports portal Hit.

The man from Espiritu avoided excessive wear and tear during his first appearance in the tournament, in which the fighters from the courtyard have linked a chain of 23 consecutive victories without the shadow of a defeat.

“I was somewhat out of distance, which is natural in the first fight, but I feel strong and fast, as well as very motivated, like the rest of the team,” Veitía, who will face Turkey’s Enver Muzaffer on Tuesday, told the media.

Meanwhile, the two-time Olympic champion La Cruz (92 kg) prevailed over the greater height of his current opponent, the Australian Ikenna Enki, whom he submitted by a 5-0 vote.

The man from Camagüey, who is now pursuing his sixth universal crown, accepted the hand-to-hand exchange proposed by his rival in the final assault, and clarified Hit which was the indication received from his corner in search of preparation for the lawsuit next Wednesday with the local Lazizbek Mullojonov.

In the closing segment, the rookies Erislandy Álvarez (60 kg), Alejandro Claro (48 kg) and Nelson Williams (86 kg) extended the undefeated record of the Cuban army in the joust.

Álvarez gave another good demonstration to subdue the Dominican bronze medalist in the last version of the tournament, Alexy de la Cruz, while Claro and Williams each scored 5-0 against Mozambican Yassine Issufo and Julio Gabriel Albino, respectively.

The outlet highlights the impressive performance of the Cuban fighters in the fight, from which several favorites have already said goodbye to access the throne of their respective divisions.

In these cases, he mentions Kazakh Saken Bibossinov (51 kg), champion of the previous tournament, Colombian Yuberjén Martínez (49 kg), silver medalist at the 2016 Olympic Games in Janeiro, and Brazilian super heavyweight Abner Teixeira, owner of the medal. of bronze of the 91 kilos in the Olympic appointment of Tokyo 2020.

This Tuesday the actions will continue on the ring of the Humo Arena. Cuba will be represented by Erislán Romero, Jorge Cuéllar, Arlen López, Yosbany Veitía, Roniel Iglesias and Yoenlis Hernández.

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