Boxing

Boxing

The Cuban victory of Cuba in the in the semi-professional tournament WSB Boxing World Series consolidates the work of several years in Cuban boxing. The wish of Karim Bouzidi, general director of the WSB, came true during the fourth edition of this tournament, but only after surpassing many setbacks along the way.

Emilio Correa, father, had a poor performance at the beginning of his boxing career. However, he excelled in international events. An Olympic gold medal certifies it this way. 

Felix Savon is one of the most successful boxers in Cuba. His record shows three Olympic titles and several world championships. No wonder Savon began calling "The Boxer History", knowing that before he had scored his compatriot milestones in the ring. But it may not be for less time during his career as one meets boxer who won 342 Savón fights and only lost 18.

Alcides Sagarra has been the architect of the Cuban School of Boxing. For He has made more than 30 Olympic champions. This master of pugilism was born on August 18, 1936 in the province of Santiago de Cuba where, from an early age, he had to focus on other tasks that were not school to help his family belonging to the lower class.

Teófilo Stevenson was the winner in the Cuban boxer pugilistic history. For 20 years he was the most feared heavyweight in the world. Some had the good fortune to see him fight in the boxing ring. Younger could only hear him talk and listen tirelessly unfortunately his name June 11, 2012, when the media reported that she had died one of the greatest Cuban boxers of all time were made.

Cuban Boxing School, founded in the Revolution, Cuba has made a boxing power. The results at the World Championships testify to this. The rooster Orlando Martinez, Emilio Correa welterweight and super heavyweight Teofilo Stevenson climbed the top of the podium in their respective divisions. It began with the reign of them Cuban boxing new type.

Boxing is a passion among Cubans since the early twentieth century. During the Cuban Republic gained international renowned fighters. By 1917 Cuba boxing was as popular as sugar cane, although some authorities will characterize it as a wild, barbaric, brutal and vicious sport.

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