Cuban Boxer Wins Gold in Pan American Sports Festival

The cruiserweight Frank Sanchez defeated host Brandon Olvera and achieved the gold medal for Cuba boxing squad at the Pan American Sports Festival, led by Mexico, which won five titles of possible nine. Sanchez, who participated in 2010 World Youth Championship, thus reached his third win in the contest as he had previously beaten Ecuadorian Julio Castillo and Colombian monarch of America Deivis Julio.
Cuba also achieved bronze medals through welterweight Reinier Palacios and light welterweight Jorge Moirán.
The super heavyweight Yoandry Maceo was the other inscribed by Cuba and he lost in his debut against American Cam Awesome, continental runner up.
Mexico took advantage of its local status and inscribed boxers in all divisions and won five crowns headed by light flyweight Joselito Velazquez, who defeated in the final Colombian Yerbejen Martinez.

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