Havana, Sep 30 – Cuban Lazaro Alvarez, current holder of the world title in the 56 kg division, will box in 60 kilos in the upcoming World Championship, it was reported here today.
The Cuban boxing team coach decided to put on weight to Alvarez, gold planetary Baku-2011 and bronze at the Olympic Games in London 2012, to take advantage of the presence in London Monarch 56 Robeisy Ramirez.
Ramirez, who in the UK capital is capped at 52 kilos, could not do that weight and climbed to 56, so that both fighters were for several months in the same category.
This decision reinforces the campus to attend the scheduled World competition from October 11 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and aims to regain the throne by country lost the 2007 edition of Chicago.
With that purpo tne Cuban se added to the two mentioned gold Baku-2011, Julio Cesar La Cruz (81 kg), bronze summer Yasniel Toledo 60 (now 64) and former champions Erislandy Savon world junior (91) and Yohandry Toirac (more than 91).
Rounding out the squad appears the silver medallist of Guadalajara 2011 Pan American Yobany Veitía (49), plus Gerardo Cervantes (52), Arisnoidis Despaigne (69) and Ramon Luis (75).
This 17th edition of the World Boxing will be held at the Palace of Culture and Sports of Almaty until 26 October.
It will enforce the new Technical Regulations of the International Boxing Association, which eliminates the use of the head and modify the scoring system of judges.
Source: Prensa Latina