The Roberto Rodríguez Stadium of the Social and Sports Club El Porvenir de Quilmes, which belongs to the Center for Commercial Workers of that district, was inaugurated in October 2013. Since then, it has hosted dozens of boxing nights. This Sunday would be the venue the place top-of-the-line beginner boxers in the world, Cuban Julio César La Cruzwill take his second step in skilled exercise primarily based on the choice of his nation’s sports activities authorities in that regard.
The two-time Olympic champion and five-time beginner world champion takes on Juan Rodolfo Juárez from Buenos Aires framed in a struggle in the cruise division and agreed to 6 rounds that can complement the duel in the background of the billboard between Laureano Sciuto from Sampedrino and Jesús Geles from Colombia. The night, organized by Chino Maidana Promotionsairs from 9 p.m. on ESPN 2 and Star+.
La Cruz, captain of the Cuban nationwide group, was considered one of six boxers from that nation who appeared (and gained) at a competition in the Cuban capital on May 20. Palenque of the San Marcos National Fair in Aguascalientes (Mexico) and that marked the re-entry of boxers from the West Indies’ best into paid boxing after 60 years from an settlement between the Cuban Boxing Federation (FCB) and its promoter Golden Ring.
That night time, the 33-year-old from Camagüey, gold medalist in Rio de Janeiro 2016 (in the class as much as 81 kg) and Tokyo 2020 (in the division as much as 91 kg), he put his method and energy in opposition to the skilled Colombian Deivis Casseres, who had a document of 27 wins and 15 losses: he despatched him to the fabric in the primary spherical with a proper hand to the physique, subjected him to intense penalties and dropped him once more in the second spherical with a hook to the appropriate temple earlier than referee César Castañón determined the TKO.
In his skilled debut, Julio César La Cruz defeated Colombian Deivis Casseres in Aguscalientes. (Photo: Alfredo Estrella / AFP)
After that victory, the flagship of the Domadores de Cuba ensured that it was able to struggle for a world title in the cruise division, which noticed the Armenian Arsen Goulamirian (World Boxing Association), the Congolese Ilunga Makabu (World Boxing Council), the British Lawrence Okolie (World Boxing Organization) and Australian Jai Opetaia (International Boxing Federation).
Anyway, the Shadow made it clear that his precedence was to characterize his nation and that his subsequent sturdy objectives had been the Central American Games in San Salvador, the Pan American Games in Santiago de Chile, the International Boxing Association (IBA) World Cup in Tashkent -all in 2023- and the Olympic Games in Paris 2024 . In June, for instance, he grew to become champion in the 59th version of the normal Playa Girón National Boxing Tournament, representing the group from the Camagüey province.
In any case, this doesn’t stop him from gaining additional expertise in the skilled circuit and for that he traveled to Argentina nowadays. It would be the first time he’ll struggle in the nation in his 19-year profession after his pissed off go to in March 2020: He could be considered one of eight Cuban representatives to take part in the Americas Pre-Olympic, a qualifier for the Tokyo Games, however that event was first postponed after which completely canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Julio César La Cruz gained his second Olympic gold medal on the Tokyo Games. (Photo: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters)
To land the Caribbean on these lands, an settlement between Chino Maidana Promotions and Golden Ring Promotions, the Mexican firm with which the Cuban Boxing Federation was related to put its most notable exponents in the leased subject. “We’re trying to bring the best to Argentina,” they defined from the promoter of the previous super-lightweight and welterweight world champion. And they had been satisfied that the stadium The Future of Quilmespositioned on Moreno and Primera Junta, will refill for this night.
Initially, La Cruz was presupposed to face Ensenada. would document Maximilian Corzo, who has a document of 6 wins, 8 losses and 1 draw, however in the tip it was determined that his opponent could be Juárez, who has a service document with a constructive steadiness: 20 wins (14 for the restrict) and seven defeats. Anyway, the Bean he misplaced 5 of his final seven fights and was eradicated in 4 of them. In his final presentation, he fell to the veteran in the second spherical German Firat Arslan (51 years outdated), former World Boxing Association cruiserweight champion.
Between wins and losses
Arlen López, Roniel Iglesias, Lázaro Álvarez, Yoenlis Feliciano Hernández and Osvel Caballero had been the 5 boxers who fought alongside La Cruz in Aguascalientes on May 20 on the competition that marked the return of Cuban boxing to the skilled universe. after the revolutionary authorities abolished paid sport in 1961.
After that night time, in which the six completed with arms raised, three of them returned final month to seem in pay fights: Iglesias defeated Mexican Agustín Lugo by factors in Monterrey, Álvarez defeated Alexis Torres of Buenos Aires on the playing cards in Santa Cruz de la Sierra (additionally organized one night by Chino Maidana Promotions) and Caballero knocked out Venezuelan Pedro Pineda in Barranquilla. This Sunday it is La Cruz’s flip and this Friday it is Hernández’s flip in Uruapan (Mexico) in opposition to native Oziel Emmanuel Santoyo.
Although this new dynamic gives Antillean fighters the chance to amass extra earnings (the settlement between the FCB and Golden Ring finds that the boxer retains 80% of the agreed bag in each recreation), not everybody understood it as a step ahead.
Billy Rodríguez defected hours after his skilled debut in Mexico. (Photo: Bxstrs Promotions)
Last weekend, Billy Rodríguez, from Havana, who had gained the continental championship in Guayaquil in early April, made his skilled debut by beating Miguel Luna Tlapaya in the second spherical in Mexico’s La Paz. Hours later, he defected. “He turned his back on his contractual obligations and decided not to return to Cuba. We condemn his attitude, oblivious to the contracted commitment,” mentioned these chargeable for the chosen group in a publish shared on Tamers’ Facebook web page.
That wasn’t the primary casualty this 12 months. In late March, throughout a layover in Panama because the Cuban group traveled to Guayaquil for the Continental Championship in which Rodríguez would win, Kevin Brown, the division’s consultant beneath 67 kilograms, defected. And Herich Ruiz left the delegation for one of many semifinals of the class as much as 86 kilos of that event that he needed to star in opposition to American Arjan Iseni.
Andy Cruz was kicked out of the Cuban nationwide group after failing to illegally go away the nation. (Photo: Ueslei Marcelino / Reuters)
The different loss, maybe the costliest, was that of Andy Cruz, Olympic champion in Tokyo in the class as much as 63 kilos. The extraordinarily gifted boxer born 27 years in the past in Matanzas was mentioned to be a kind of to take part in the Aguascalientes night in May, however was banned on the final minute for not being in optimum situations, like Alberto Puig de la Barca , chairman of the FCB, defined on the time.
A month later, authorities found that Cruz had tried to go away the nation illegally. And on July 18, the National Boxing Commission ordered his elimination from the Cuban sports activities construction. “The measure was passed despite repeated indiscipline. The trial also took into account his absences and late arrivals at training sessions, absences from his teaching activities, marked by a notable decline in his academic performance, and the way in which he made the commitments he made at various meetings directed by the direction of the National Institute. for Sport, Physical Education and Recreation”, justified the organism.