Belgrade, Nov. 4 - Cuban boxing will today seek to classify five representatives for tomorrow's final of the Belgrade 2021 World Championship, with the leadership of the Olympic champions Julio César la Cruz and Andy Cruz.
La Cruz, a four-time universal monarch and two-time Olympic champion, will fight against the Uzbek Madiyar Saydrakhimov at 92 kilograms and Cruz against the Thai Somchay Wongsuwan at 63.5 kilograms.
In addition, Cuba will rely on Osvel Caballero (57), Yoenlis Feliciano Hernández (75) and Herich Ruiz (86).
Caballero will fight Kazakh Serik Temirzhanov, Hernández will match Italian Salvatore Cavallaro and Ruiz will compete against Azerbaijani of Cuban origin Loren Alfonso.
The Cuban squad under the command of Rolando Acebal has already won a total of medals higher than the previous edition of Yekaterinburg 2019, in which it achieved several medals.
With only eight contestants registered from last-minute casualties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Cuban team already has 21 victories and only three defeats.
Cuba is part of the triad of countries that will depend today on five exponents in the semifinal, the others are Kazakhstan and Russia. For their part, the United States and Thailand will have four fighters, and Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan and France will have three. (PL)
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