Olympic star Roniel Iglesias on way to the 12th gold medal in the Giron Boxing Championship

Edited by Ed Newman
2022-06-23 08:36:00


Olympic star Roniel Iglesias started his way to the 12th gold medal in the Giron Boxing Championship

Camagüey, June 23 (JIT) - Two-time Olympic champion Roniel Iglesias (PRI) validated the first of the steps with which he intends to access his twelfth scepter in the Playa Girón national boxing tournaments.

He did it with authority, when he defeated Rafael Carbonell (LTU) 5-0 in a welterweight fight included in a program added to the bronze distribution in the 59th edition of these competitions, hosted by the Rafael Fortun Sports Palace.  

"The opponent never stopped working for the victory, and that allowed me to prove the positive aspects of the preparation," said to JIT the man who will fight on July 1st in an eight-round professional event in Monterrey, Mexico.

Certainly Carbonell went to the ring without complexes, but Iglesias neutralized him from the beginning of a clash mostly moved in the short distance, from which he combined hooks and swings with fluidity.   

"They are guys who are looking to move up, as we did, but I'm in good shape and that allowed me to dominate with the best shots, despite their momentum," added the runner-up of the previous edition, disputed in 2019.

Another silver medalist of the time who imposed his law during the fight was the light welterweight Jorge Moirán (GTM), who accelerated since the second round to stop Reinier Haiti (CMG) who arrived "off" at the end of the fight.

Already in that segment, he received a protective count in the middle of the ordeal that shortly after the judges "translated" in a 5-0 vote.  

But there was also controversy in the day, as the 3-2 in favor of the world youth champion Darian Favier Castro (HAB) over Yusnier Sorsano (CMG) generated discomfort in the corner of the loser and resounding rejection from the stands.

Better technique on the part of the winner, who needed a count in the second round, and sustained offensive vocation of the loser marked the tone of a confrontation that also generated mixed opinions among specialists.  

This Thursday there will be 14 bouts, including those called to close the quarterfinals of a fight that has Guantanamo (10 points) at the top by teams, ahead of Sancti Spíritus (9) and Camagüey (8).


63 kg: Jorge Moirán (GTM) 5-0 to Reinier Haiti (CMG).

63 kg: Jairo Munive (HOL) 4-1 to Reinier Herro (MAY)

63 kg: Erislandy Álvarez (CFG) 4-0 to Randy Tamayo (GTM)

63 kg: Rogerlandy Delís (CAV) 4-1 to Arnaldo Vega (SSP)

69 kg: Roniel Iglesias (PRI) 5-0 to Rafael Carbonell (LTU)

69 kg: Yeinier Rose (GRA) 4-1 to Marlon Lispiel (GTM)

69 kg: Norge Borrego (IJV) 5-0 Giberlandy Iniráriti (MAY)

69 kg: Darián Favier Castro (HAB) 3-2 to Yusnier Sorsano (CMG)

91 kg: Yurizán Cutiño (LTU) 4-1 to Emilio Larrazabal (GTM)


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