Nov 7, -- Olympic champion Robeisy Ramirez is leading the Cuban team of 5 boxers to Cuba's debut in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) next week.
According to the Cuban Boxing Federation, Robeisy, winner of 52-kg London 2012, will be accompanied by the new silver and bronze medalists in the 2013 World Boxing Championship in Almaty, Yasniel Toledo (64) and Yosbany Veitía (49), respectively.
The Cuban team, known as Los Domadores, is also made up of Ramón Luis (75) and Erislandy Savon (91), who also participated in the past Boxing World Championship, although they did not reach the finals.
Mexican organizers confirmed the fights will take place at 21:00 local time on November 15th at the Plan Sexenal Sport Center.
The local team, called Los Guerreros de Mexico, includes Joselito Velazquez (49), Aaron Alameda (56), Juan Pablo Romero (64), Juan Antonio Mercado (75) and Frenchman Djibril Coupe (91).
The emergency reserves are made up of José Zaleta, Brian Alexis Gonzalez, Christian Bielma, Carl Hield of the Bahamas, and Brandon Olvera, in that order.
This is the first time Cuba has participated in a semi-professional tournament. Two months ago, Cuba's boxers competed with Mexicans and defeated them in 7 fights.