Cuban boxing school for recovering the top


HAVANA, Oct. 7 — Our main dream is to recover the prestige of the Cuban Boxing School. To do so we must achieve competitiveness and quality in all the divisions, said Rolando Acebal, technical boss of Cuban Boxing Federation in remarks published by the official site Cubadebate here Monday.
“The technical community intends to have three or four boxers in each category with level to face any international competition. It is difficult, but that is the reason why we are working hard every day,” Acebal stressed.
He recalled that Cuba will assume in some days a very important sport commitment: trying to recover the leadership by countries at the World Boxing Championship in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Cuba lost the throne for not attending the Chicago 2007 edition, and later ended up second in Baku 2011, Uzbekistan, with only two titles instead of the traditional group of crowns conquered by the islands fighters in previous decades.
Acebal affirmed that this time the local squad is under better conditions.
He also said it’s better not to create false expectations on the possible quantity of medals, though the technical director knows their potential.
“We trust what we have. The main figures are very well known: Robeisy Ramirez (52 kilograms), Lazaro Alvarez (60) and Julio Cesar La Cruz (81), but equally we trust Yobany Veitia (49) and Yasnier Toledo (64),” remarked Acebal.
Toledo will not have to meet the best boxer of the world in his category, the Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko.
“It will be complicated to win by individual and by team, and it is expected a record participation. There (in Kazakhstan) boxing is a passion superior to baseball in Cuba,” he stressed, adding that their selection is very well prepared, has the favor of the public, and the preference of some referees.
At the same time Acebal considered that the Russians and the Ukrainian are also formidable rivals.[db:内容2]