HAVANA, Cuba, Aug 20 (acn) Cuba had a perfect day by reaching five seats from possible five in the first quarterfinal date of the world cup qualifying boxing tournament based in the Venezuelan state of Vargas.
The berths were achieved by the lightweight Lazaro Alvarez, light heavyweight Julio Cesar La Cruz, super heavyweight Leinier Peró, flyweight Yosbany Veitia and welterweight Roniel Iglesias.
The first suffered against the Dominican Leonel de los Santos, but did enough to defeat him 2-1 (28-29, 29-28, 29-28).
On Friday, in the next round, his opponent will be the Colombian Ceiber Avila, who beat 3-0 American Richard Venegas .
Roniel, Olympic champion, easily beat without excess 3-0 (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Guatemalan Lester Martinez and his next rival will be the Mexican Marvin Cabrera, who sent home 3-0 to the Dominican Juan Solano.
Alvarez and La Cruz, double world champions, defeated 3-0 the Dominican Elvis Rodriguez and Ecuadorian Carlos Mina, in that order.
Puerto Rico’s Jose Rosario and Colombian Juan Carrillo will be their respective opponents in today’s semifinals, phase that the light flyweight Joahnys Argilagos, featherweight Andy Cruz, light welterweight Yasnier Toledo, middleweight Arlen Lopez and cruiser Erislandy Savon will try to reach.