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Cuban boxers set to dominate Pan American Games

Cuban boxers set to dominate Pan American Games

Posted by PanamericanWorld on May 12, 2015

Boxers from five of this year’s World Series of Boxing franchises will compete at the 2015 Pan American Games in the Canadian city of Toronto, it has been announced.

The Cuba Domadores, winners of the 2014 event and widely tipped to retain their crown in this year’s edition, will have 10 members of their team at the Games, all but one of which currently lead the world rankings in their respective weight category.

The unbeaten quartet of flyweight Yosbany Veitia Soto, bantamweight Andy Cruz Gomez, lightweight Lazaro Alvarez Estrada and light welterweight Yasnier Toledo Lopez will all feature in the competition in Toronto.

They join welterweight Roniel Iglesias Sotolongo, Arlen Lopez Cardona, a middleweight, light heavyweight Julio Cesar La Cruz Peraza and super heavyweight Lenier Eunice Pero Justiz, as well as unbeaten heavyweight Erislandy Savon Cotilla, in what is set to be an explosive tournament.

Domadores’ Joahnys Oscar Argilagos Perez, currently ranked at number four in the light flyweight division, will also be in action.

Caciques Venezuela, who finished fourth in this season’s Series, are well represented as eight of their fighters will compete for gold.

Yoel Segundo Finol Rivas is set to feature in the flyweight category, Jose Vicente Diaz Azocar will bid for gold in the bantamweight division, while light welterweight Luis Martin Arcon Diaz is also on the bill.

Welterweight Gabriel Maestre, light heavyweight Albert Ramirez Duran, heavyweight Alfonso Jose Flores Millan and super heavyweight Edgar Muñoz Mata round off the Caciques contingent.

The USA Knockouts also boast six fighters, including bantamweight Francisco Martinez, lightweight Carlos Balderas Jr, seventh-ranked welterweight Brian Ceballo, middleweight Anthony Campbell, light heavyweight Steve Nelson and super heavyweight star Cam F. Awesome.

Other teams represented are Mexico Guerreros, who have five boxers at the event and Puerto Rico have one, while Ecuador’s Julio Cesar Castillo Torres also gained a place while competing for the Guerreros.

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