The cuban boxer Billy Rodríguez revealed the explanations why he determined not to return to Cuba after his skilled debut.
Rodríguez defeated Miguel Ángel Luna, whom he defeated by KO, within the Mexican metropolis of La Paz, however made the choice not to return to the island to begin a brand new life within the United States.
In a dialog with Willie Suárez, in Boxeo Cubano, the West Indian fighter spoke in regards to the causes that led him to take that transcendental step in his life.
“Only God and my girlfriend know what I went through when I tested positive for COVID in Cuba before going to the World Cup. I cried for weeks because I knew I had nothing, in fact the next day I did a PCR and it was negative. From there I said to myself: I’m not going to trust anyone else. Maybe it was a false positive, because I had no symptoms, because I was in the best shape and I kept training. If it was COVID, okay, but that same day I did a PCR, I tested negative and there were over 20 days left before the World Cup, I reported it quickly and they said no, they didn’t want that. They say the coaches wanted, but who didn’t want was Puig de la Barca [el presidente de la Federación Cubana]”, confirmed the boxer.
In the month of April, Billy Rodríguez contributed the one gold medal Cuba captured on the Continental Boxing Championship in Guayaquil, Ecuador, and it appeared like he had a promising future on the island.
“They didn’t take me as a result of I had by no means left the nation and so they didn’t belief me, however I used to be in superb form. They didn’t take anybody in my place, there have been many days left.
Thank goodness it gave me a little bit of intelligence, as a result of I had by no means proven something earlier than. And if I had the possibility to assist my household extra there, I would not have made that call, however there’s at all times an issue with this, with cash. But I informed myself to assist my household, I would really like you to see how I lived in Cuba. I had nothing, they owed me $10,000, they mentioned they didn’t need the cash to attain Cuba due to the blockade by the United States,” he informed Willie Suarez.
In addition, Billy Rodríguez informed why he determined to battle first after which not return, slightly than go away early.
“I mentioned to myself, I’m going to battle after which I’m leaving, to look good with them, to provide the present, particularly to the Mexican associate who’s in search of us the battle, I would not look unhealthy may see with him, but when I had needed to, I might have left earlier.
I knew I might really feel unhealthy, however all for my good. They stopped me on the border however shortly launched me,” he defined.
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