Boxing World Championships: Cuba are the World Boxing Champions

/COURTESY

This was after they presented seven boxers in the finals with five of them going ahead to win gold medals to assert their superiority and authority as the curtain came down on the World Boxing Championships at theAlsterdorfer Sporthalle in Hamburg, Germany over the weekend.

Azerbaijan, France, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan took home one gold medal each on the final day of the tournament on Saturday night.

The five Cuban boxers who won the gold medals were light flyweight Joahnys Argilagos, flyweight Yosbany Veitia, light welterweight Andy Cruz, light heavyweight (81kg) Julio Cesar La Cruz and heavyweight Erislandy Savon.

Argilagos defeated Uzbekistan’s Olympic Champion Hasanboy Dusmatov, Veitia stopped Uzbek Jasurbek Latipov in unanimous point’s decision, Cruz dismissed Olympic silver medalist Sofiane Oumiha of France, Cesar La Cruz walloped Joe Ward ofIreland who is a three-time EUBC Champion in a repeat of the 2015 World Championship Final in Doha and Savon defeated World and Olympic Champion Evgeny Tishchenko of Russia.

The two Cuban boxers who lost in the finals and thereby winning silver medals were lightweight Lazaro and welterweight Alvarez Roniel Iglesias.

Lazaro lost to the Rio Olympic silver medalist Sofiane Oumiha of France while Iglesias was beaten by Shakhram Giyasov of Uzbekistan.

Ukraine’s Oleksandr Khyznhiak emerged the Boxer of the Tournament.

The one week tournament witnessed 243 athletes from 75 countries competing for the prestigious titles in the second most prestigious tournament after the Olympics.

Summarized Results;-

Light Flyweight (49kg);-Cuban Joahnys Argilagos beat Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan.

Flyweight (52kg);-Cuban Yosbany Veitia dismissed Uzbek Jasurbek Latipov. Bantamweight (56kg);-Kazakhstan Kairat Yeraliyev defeated Duke Ragan of UnitedStates of America.

Lightweight (60kg);-Frenchman Sofiane Oumiha defeated Lazaro Alvarez of Cuba.

Light Welterweight (64kg);- Cuban Andy Cruz dismissed Uzbekistan’s Ikboljon Kholdarov.

Welterweight (69kg);-Uzbekistan Shakhram Giyasov dismissed Cuba’s potent Roniel Iglesias.

Middleweight (75kg);- Ukraine’s Oleksandr Khyznhiak walloped Kazakhstan newcomer Abilkhan Amankul on points.

Light Heavyweight (81kg);- Julio Cesar La Cruz of Cuba won against Joe Ward of Ireland.

Heavyweight (91kg);- Cuban Erislandy Savon defeated Russia’s World and Olympic Champion Evgeny Tishchenko.

Super Heavyweight (+91kg);-Kazakhstan’s Kamshybek Kunkabayev lost to Azerbaijan’s Mahammadrasul Majidov.

 

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Cuba – 5 gold, 2 silver
2. Uzbekistan – 1 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze
3. Kazakhstan – 1 gold, 2 silver, 3 bronze
4. Azerbaijan – 1 gold, 1 bronze
5-6. Ukraine and France – 1 gold
7. USA – 1 silver, 2 bronze
8. Russia – 1 silver, 1 bronze
9. Ireland – 1 silver
10-20. Armenia, UK, Equador, Colombia, Georgia, Mongolia, Germany, India, South Korea, Australia, Cameroon – 1 bronze

Next Story
LATEST STORIES
Millions awaits Gor Mahia

League champions chase history in continental football

World Cup trophy lands on Monday

World Cup trophy lands on Monday

Defeat was blessing in disguise for Sofapaka

Defeat was blessing in disguise for Sofapaka

Kenyans out to protect turf

Kipsang to lead strong men’s line-up in Tokyo Marathon on Sunday

Kenyan football stars flaunt their expensive cars

Kenyan football stars flaunt their expensive cars

Jose Mourinho has a question for three Manchester United legends over ‘style of play’ comments

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has claimed its ‘stupid’ for some pundits to try to create a new ‘sport’ by suggesting that attacking players

More Stories
Former boxer nurses dreams of a sober life

Although she is suffering from tuberculosis, there is a strong desire in her heart to heal from alcoholism.

Boxing: National team in Nakuru for training

The national boxing team will this week report for residential training in Nakuru before jetting out for the Cuba Boxing Championships in Havana on Fe

Kenyan boxers might perform poorly at the commonwealth games warns BAK boss

Boxing Association of Kenya (BAK) chairman John Kameta has warned the Kenyan government that Kenyan boxers risk performing poorly in the forthcoming c

Achesa: From boxer to Sports CS

The vetting of Sports and Heritage Cabinet nominee Rashid Achesa was like no other.

Boxing: Zarika scoops SJAK award

World Boxing Council (WBC) Super bantamweight women champion, Fatuma ‘Iron Fist’ Zarika is the SJAK Sports Personality of the Month for December 2017.

Kenyans stage fair show in India

National light flyweight champion Shaffi Bakari stormed into the quarterfinals of the India Boxing Championship in New Delhi on Tuesday.