Cuban Boxers Carrying on the Tradition of Boxing Supremacy

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In Cuba, the boxers are heroes.  Beyond the borders of this small island nation, boxing is probably one of the most popular sports in the world as evidenced by the world’s admiration for the late champion Muhammad Ali. When Ali was world champ in the boxing world, Cuba’s amateur boxer Teófilo Stevenson Lawrence was winning gold medals at the Olympics. Boxing pits two athletes in a competition to match strength, strategy and endurance. And sweat.  Cuba is a leader in the boxing world, most recently seen with the gold performances of its star boxing champs at the Rio Olympics.  There’s something raw, gritty and esthetic in the way they train, they dance about the ring in performance.  Why do boxers from this country achieve such…




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