Future Boxing Champions of Cuba

Cuban Boxers have a great reputation and record, despite their limited training facilities. In Holguín, the gym is rudimentary, to say the least. A patchwork canvas of a ring, no water, no electricity, empty deodorant bottles used for skipping rope handles. An old empty gas cylinder used as a bell, hit with a long bolt with a nut rusted onto the end.

But these are pretty peripheral; the effort, training and practice is what makes these kids and teenagers outstanding.

Location: Holguín, Cuba

The facilities are as bare as you can imagine.

Despite the facilities, they keep bringing back Olympic Medals.

Cuban Boxers are second only to the US in Olympic success.

37 Gold

19 Silver

17 Bronze

Total: 73 Medals for Boxing as of 2019.

The Fight

The Judging