Italy and Cuba tied their boxing match five victories per side and one draw in Milan
Bantear beat Alessandro Marziali, while Iglesias did the same to Renato de Donato, shortly after Cuban champion Ivan Oñate (57) won over Alessio Di Savino.
The other Cubans that won were Youth World Champions Rey Eduardo Recio (75) and José Larduet (81), over Luca Podda and Gianluca Rociglione, respectively.
The draw was in the bout between Beijing’s runner-up Yankiel León (54) and Vittorio Parrinello, who had lost to the Cuban at the finals in the Klichko Cup in Ukraine.
The best Italian boxers, Olympic champion super heavyweight Roberto Cammarelle, and silver and bronze medallist Clemente Russo (91) and Vicenzo Picardi (51), won easily their matches.
Cammarelle gave a knock-out in the first to Robert Alfonso, while Russo beat Osmay Acosta and Picardi won over Yampier Hernadez.
World champion Domenico Valentino beat Idel Torriente and Alfonso Pinto followed his steps in his match against Daniel Matell.
On Saturday both squads will cross gloves again, this time in Modena.