Cuba and Turkmenistan bet on strengthening ties in boxing

Alfredo Nieves Portuondo

The president of the Turkmenistan Boxing Federation, Aliasker Bashirov and the Cuban ambassador to this Central Asian nation, Alfredo Nieves Portuondo, valued the collaboration between the two countries.

The conversations took place in the Olympic Village of the Turkmen capital, where other managers of this sports discipline also attended.

The Cuban diplomat expressed the importance of the meeting and his pleasure for the interest shown by the Turkmen side to boost contacts between the two nations.

For his part, Bashirov praised the quality of Cuban boxing and valued a future exchange with the boxers of the Island.

The Turkmen coach considered the training bases abroad and the bilateral stops with squads that will intervene in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics very important.

Both parties agreed that the Cuban Boxing School is one of the most prestigious and successful in the world, which has a solid system with permanent awards in the main international stages.

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