Cuba with Two More Victories in the Second Round of World Boxing

Cuba with Two More Victories in the Second Round of World Boxing

Cuba with Two More Victories in the Second Round of World Boxing

Astana, Oct 22  –  The Cuban Lazaro Alvarez and Julio Cesar La Cruz, current global champions in their respective divisions, showed themselves to be the favorites, with wins today at the quarter-finals of the World Boxing Championships, based in Almaty, Kazakhstan.Alvarez, also bronze medalist at the London-2012 Olympic Games in the 60 kg category, defeated 3-0 (29-28 twice, and 30-27) the second-seeded Uzbek Fazliddin Gaibnazarov, eliminating him from the quarter-finals at both the Baku-2011 and the Olympics 2012.

La Cruz (81 kg), did the same, a little more convincingly (30-26, 29-27 and 30-27) against the Ukrainian Oleksandr Ganzulia.

However, Cuba’s boxer in the over 91 kg, Yoandi Toirac, fell 0-3 (triple 28-29) against the Russian Magomed Omarov.

Latin America scored additional wins today through the Brazilian Robson Conceicao, Pan American silver medalist at Guadalajara-2011 and fourth seed in 60 kg, 3-0 against the Ukrainian Dmytro Cherniakrazilian.

Source: Prensa Latina

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