Toronto, July 25th (RHC) Cuba got three of five possible titles on the first night of the boxing tournament, based in the Sport Center of the Canadian city of Toronto.
As expected, the middleweight Arlen Lopez and cruise Erislandi Savon came out gracefully, while featherweight Andy Cross offered a great demonstration and had a victory that was not in the expectations of the cuban strategists.
For these three pan am champions their victories represented the first coronations at this level, double merit taking into account that all of them are debuting in this kind of competitions. The bad news of the night came through the flyweight Jhoanys Argilagos, beaten by Joselito Velazquez (MEX) current champion of Guadalajara 2011, and light welterweight Yasniel Toledo, a victim of a controversial arbitration award.
The Pan American medal table remains with the US on top with 93 gold medals, 73 silver and 74 bronze; followed by the host nation Canada, with harvest of 72 titles , 63 seconds and 60 third places. Brazil at the moment is in third place with balance of 35 gold medals, 34 silver and 55 bronze. Cuba currently lie fourth with 32, 23 and 33 respectively.
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