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Four Cuban Boxers Go After Pan Am Gold
12 Oct 2005
Four Cuban Boxers Go After Pan Am Gold
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 1 (Prensa Latina) Four Cuban boxers will climb the ring of the Pedro Raje Jahara gymnasium in the Brazilian city of Teresopolis on Saturday with the goal of emulating six teammates who advanced to the final of the Pan American Championship.

Flyweight Rosniel Iglesias, welterweight Inocente Fiss, lightweight Yordenis Ugas and heavyweight Luis Ortiz are considered favorites win their fights and make the regional finale.

In the first semifinal on Friday, Olympic champions Yan Bartelemi (48 kg), Guillermo Rigondeaux (54 kg) and Odalanier Solis (+ 91 kg)

drubbed their rivals.

Other winners were Erislandy Lara (69 kg), Yusiel Napoles (81 kg) and Emilio Correa (75 kg).

The event gathers 75 boxers from Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Cuba, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Trinidad and Tobago

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Re: Four Cuban Boxers Go After Pan Am Gold
13 Oct 2005
Although it takes determination, discipline, and commitment to excel in the world of pugilist sports, boxing should not be glorified. Instead, it should be discouraged because it is a sport that is incredibly violent and exploitive towards the poorest members of society. I, for one, do not get pleasure from watching two exploited persons beating the shit out of each and other in an attempt to better themselves.