The squads of Uzbekistan and Cuba held confrontational stops during November 9 and 20, at the Rafael Trejo gymnasium in the Cuban capital.
Alberto Puig, national commissioner of the Island Boxing Federation, told the media that “this was a good opportunity for the Cuban preselection, as they had several experience rivals. These duels served as a thermometer for the boys to look for the sports form before the Playa Girón national tournament. "
The technical head of the Cuban team, Rolando Acebal, commented that the meeting was helpful, since in the area there is a lack of consideration rivals and we witness the waxing of Olympic and world medalists.
"This is an important opportunity for a fogueo, because the level of opposites is very high, and closes several days of joint training very well used by them and us," said Acebal.
"It's a luxury to have the Uzbeks, current champions of the world here," Acebal said.
He commented that there were attractive fights such as welterweight Roniel Iglesias with the ranked Uzbek Bobo Boturov.
Similarly, although the 14 lawsuits lacked arbitration verdicts, Arce and Arlen projected with ease before the universal monarch Shakhobidin Soirov and the subtitle at that level Dilshodbek Ruzmetov, of the stars of the Uzbek army.
Positive notes in exams against those of that country also came through the young Yoenlis Hernández and Julio César La Cruz, the first in the 75 as an opponent of Israil Madrimov and the star back at 91 before Sanjar Tursunov.
The same happened in the 57 with Lázaro Álvarez, who exhibited authority in front of Mikazizbek Mirzakhalilov, the man who displaced him from the top of the world as a result of a questioned decision. And in the 63 with Andy Cruz, without problems in his climb against Elnur Abduraimov.
Kurbanov Marat Galievich, the main coach of the Uzbek national team, said that Cuban boxing is one of the strongest in the world, regardless of the outcome of the appointment of the Russian orb.
Regarding the Tokyo Olympics, he did not dare to give forecasts for his disciples. “They prepare, we leave the rest to God. We plan to attend the Stevenson Teófilo Cup in Las Tunas and perhaps another training with Cuba. In February we will go to China for the ticket to the Japanese capital. ”