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Cuban Team Unbeaten to the Finals in WBA Championship in Venezuela

Caracas, Aug 22.- Cuba will vie today for the 10 finals and try to end undefeated the Continental Championship of the World Boxing Association, running in Vargas state (central, northern Venezuela).

The Cuban team won all fights Friday in the semifinals of the event, which grants 50 places for the world championship of boxing to be held in Doha, Qatar, in October.

After wining his fight, the Cuban heavy weight Erislandy Savon told Prensa Latina he is suffering minor right-hand injury, but he will still be ready to face his next rival.

The Cuban team also includes Joahnys Argilagos (49kg), Yosbany Veitia (52), Lazaro Alvarez (60), Julio Cesar La Cruz (81), Roniel Iglesias (69) and Leinier Pero (over 91).

Andy Cruz (56), Yasnier Toledo (64) and Arlen Lopez (75) won for no presentation of their rivals due to injuries, according to the Venezuelan Boxing Federation.

The Cuban team's rivals for the finals will be Albert Ramirez, Edgar Munoz and Yoel Finol (Venezuela), the Dominican Hector Garcia, Ecuadorian Mario Delgado, Brazilian Robson Conceicao, Puerto Rican Daniel Zorrilla, Argentinian Alberto Palmetta and Mexican Joselito Velazquez.

In this continental championship, five fighters of each division qualify for the Doha event, and the remaining 10 places will be granted after the fifth places of every division are known this afternoon.(Prensa Latina)