Cuban Boxers Unbeaten in World Cup in Moscow
Cuban boxers Andry Laffita (51 kg), Idel Torriente (57) and Rosniel
Iglesias (64 kg) gave Cuba its fifth, sixth and seventh consecutive
wins during the World Boxing Cup that began yesterday in Moscow, Russia.
On Thursday afternoon, Laffita ousted Moldavian Alexandr Riscan 10-6 while Torriente took an easy win over Chinese world bronze medalist Yanh Li and Iglesias beat Azerbaijan´s Romal Imanov 18-6.
In the second part of this second day of actions later on Thursday, Cuba will be represented by Olympic medalist Osmay Acosta (91 kg).
The Cuban team remains undefeated in this World Cup. On Wednesday, Yampier Hernandez (48 kg), Yankiel Leon (54 kg), Carlos Banteur (69 kg) and Robert Alfonso (+91 kg) won their respective bouts in the first day of competitions.
This Cup, which was originally thought to be for the top eight finishers at Beijing Olympic Games, returns to the individual format after three team competitions in Astana 2002, Moscow 2005 and Baku 2006.
Cuba brings three Olympic runner-ups, three bronze medalists and two Pan American champions. The squad hopes this will be the perfect closing for a season marked by the eight Olympic medals won in the Chinese capital last August.
Source: Juventud Rebelde