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Cuban boxers shine at AIBA world championships

Written by on November 7, 2021

BELGRADE, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) — Cuban boxers claimed three gold medals from the AIBA Men’s World Boxing Championships in Belgrade, which concluded here on Saturday evening.

For Cuba, Andy Cruz Gomez won the Light Welterweight (63.5kg), 24-year-old Yoenlis Hernandez triumphed in middleweight (75kg) on his international debut, while Julio La Cruz took gold in under-92kg.

Kazakhstan also bagged two gold medals – Temirtas Zhussupov in the minimumweight (48kg) and Saken Bibossinov in the flyweight (51kg).

As the biggest surprise of the competition, Japan’s Tomoya Tsuboi and Sewon Okazawa won in bantamweight (54kg) and welterweight (67kg) respectively, the first medals for Japan in the AIBA boxing history.

Russian Mark Petrovskii became the new champion of heavyweight (+92kg) on Friday by defeating Armenia’s Davit Chaloyan.

The other golds went to Rahim Gonzales of the United States in the light heavyweight (80kg), France’s Sofiane Oumiha in lightweight (60kg), Yurii Zakharieiev from Ukraine in middleweight (71kg), and Azerbaijan’s Loren Alfonso in under-86kg (cruiserweight).

More than 650 boxers from all over the world competed from October 24 to November 6 in 13 weight categories.

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