Now comes the moment of truth for Cuban Domadores. Its match against Colombia Heroicos, but nobody foresaw this.
I did not expect such a thing. But losing 2-3 in South American soil, as well as Colombia excellent rhythm, led them to top the American pool. The Cuban franchise is now forced to win to meet its goal of ending in first place of the pool.
The leader of the pool will have the advantage of not fighting in quarterfinals, and host the last matches of semifinals, and finals at home.
Yobany Veitia (52kg), Armandito Martinez (60kg), Roniel Iglesias (69kg), and Julio Cesar La Cruz (81kg) are better than Ceiber Avila, Duvan Zulueta or Albeiro Paredes, Ricardo Legarda, and Juan Carlos Carrillo, respectively. Heavyweight Jose Angel Larduet has fought pretty well so far, but Christian Salcedo has some quality and could be a strong opponent.
It will be a luxury match at the Sports City Coliseum. I did not believe it to occur so early in the preliminary stage. Our boxers know this fact, so they will do their best.
Translated by Sergio A. Paneque Diaz / Cubasi Translation Staff