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Sport News Roundup March 27


The World Series of Boxing (WSB) confirmed that the suspension of the 1st duel between Cuba's Los Domadores-USA Knockouts responded to inherent U.S. franchise situations.

The note points out that the proposal to reschedule the stop initially agreed on for Miami on Friday is linked to the need for the authorities of the event may respond to a claim from the Athletic Commission of Florida.

It specifies that the application is linked to the eligibility of athletes acting in the tournament, after the incorrect information provided to the agency by an assistant coach of the host team.

The Cuban Boxing Federation reaffirmed that the above conditions changes in the program initially approved for the quarter-final stage and requires redesign its preparation.

We maintain a constant and open exchange with the WSB to reach a decision on convening to celebrate those fights on April 11th, while observing the assigned to Havana for April 4th, said the Cuban Federation.

As part of that dialogue we emphasize on the importance of assessing that after the situation created in Miami, in fact incapable of ensuring the seat in a timely and proper manner, the desirability of designating other scenario is evaluated, ruled the Federation.

“We have ratified that to keep this communication is our sample will to correspond to the seriousness shown towards our country for the WSB and the International Boxing Association (AIBA),” concluded the official note.


With tables in the 6th round, Cuban GM Maritza Arribas held 5th place at the Continental Chess Tournament for Women organized by Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Maritza could not get over the difficult encounter with host International Master (IM) Carolina Lujan, leader of the tournament with 5 units, 1 more than the Cuban.

The lid will reward the winner with a direct ticket to the World Championship next October still pending to define.


Seven of eight Cubans were able to rank in the single modality at the 15th Giraldilla Badminton Tournament, which will have a long day on Thursday at the spacious capital's Coliseum Sports City.

One of the most enjoyed wins of Cubans was the one given by the rookie Gonzalo Vega, of 18-year-old, who stood in the way of Peruvian Sebastian Macias in 3 hard-fought partials of 16-21, 24-22 and 21-19, although the visitor was the favorite.

In the marathon day this Thursday will cover the presence of the 2013 continental champion and Guadalajara-11 runner-up, Osleni Guerrero, who will debut before the Guatemalan Humblers Heymard, who has been unable to beat the Caribbean.

The event, which runs until Sunday 30th, awards 2500 points to holders in each mode for the world ranking.


The Angolan Athletics Federation (FAA) praised the work of the Cuban trainer Jorge Luis Bravo.

A statement from the FAA indicates that Bravo works with the institution as part of the development agreement and achieving results in sports strategies to a short and long term.

“With the Cuban instructor we want to promote and develop specialties in this country with a marked shortage of sports coaches and athletes,” the text refers.

The text added the Caribbean technical coach will work at full time with the task of discovering talents and selecting athletes for future lids, such as the regional championships in Africa and the 2020 Olympics.

The paper notes that, according to their potential, Bravo will also help in training and teach clinics, according to local federal programs, to train national trainers.

Edited by Juan Leandro
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