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Cuban Box Champs to Retire
They are Yudel Jonhson (64 kg) and Andry Laffita (51), silver medallists of Athens-2004 and Beijing-2008, and super-heavy Michel Lopez (bronze in Athens 2004).

The list includes Yordenis Despaigne (75kg), bronze medal winner at the World Championships in Belfast-2001 and Bangkok-2003.

Barrientos told Granma daily they are all in the process of progressive disengagement away from the ring.

He added that Diogenes Luna (64kg), bronze in Sydney-2000 will retire at the national championships slated for next week in Guantanamo.

Official retirement was postpones since Luna was working as collaborator in Venezuela.


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