Where Have All of the Cuban Global Champs Lengthy handed?
By way of Ken Hissner: I once did an editorial on 3 Cuban welterweights who used to be IBHOF inductees in “Kid” Gavilan, Luis Manuel Rodriguez and Jose “Mantequilla” Napoles. First two fought out of Miami while Napoles out of Mexico.
Today there are some good Cuban chances turning professional similar to Super Lightweight Lazaro Alvarez who used to be as soon as 208-36 throughout the amateurs and had his 2d skilled bout final week at the age of 31. Each different is Super Welterweight Roniel Iglesias, 2-0, at 32 who used to be as soon as 309-44 throughout the amateurs. Julio Cesar la Cruz, 1-0, used to be as soon as 258-22 throughout the amateurs and a 32 year-old heavyweight with all preventing out of Mexico.
Cubans who have been proper right here for some time which could be nevertheless vigorous are former WBA Bantamweight and Super Bantamweight world champion Guillermo “El Chacal The Jackal” Rigondeaux, 20-3, at age 41 losing his determine in 2020.
The newest one to retire used to be as soon as former IBF Cruiserweight world champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez, 29-2 (14), were given right here once more at heavyweight in 2020 and out of place and at age 37 fought out of Germany giving up his determine in 2014.
Getting once more to vigorous boxers is provide WBA Global Middleweight Erislandy Lara, 29-3-3 (17), at age 39 preventing out of Houston, Texas, who gave up his Super Welterweight titles in 2018. Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin holds the Super determine.
Former IBF Super Featherweight and Lightweight champion now at Super Lightweight Rances Barthelemy, 29-1-1 (15), at age 37 is preventing out of Las Vegas, Nevada, and will probably be on Showtime this Saturday in opposition to Gary Antuanne Russell, 15-0 (15). He out of place his determine in 2018 and fought to a draw in an attempt to win it once more.
Each different no longer vigorous is former IBF Lightweight champion Richar Abril, 20-3-1 (8), final fought in 2016 after giving up determine in 2014 preventing out of Florida.
However very so much vigorous is former WBA Welterweight champion Yordenis “54 Milagros” Ugas, 27-5 (12), age 36 out of Miami, Florida, out of place his determine in April.
Each different retired is former Cruiserweight Mike “The Get up” Perez, 27-3-1 (18), age 36 out of Cork, Ireland, has won his final 5 fights final preventing in March. His final loss used to be as soon as to Mairis Briedis in 2017. He final defended his WBC USNBC determine in 2014 to a draw. In 2015 he out of place preventing for the WBC Silver determine in 2015.
However very so much vigorous is former WBA Period in-between and Inter-Continental Heavyweight champion Luis “King Kong” Ortiz, 33-2 (28), out of Miami, Florida, at age 43 out of place two instances to WBC Global champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder in tricky for the titles in 2018 and 2019. He is scheduled to fight in September in opposition to former world champion Andy “Destroyer” Ruiz.
Without equal to hold a world determine if memory serves me correct used to be as soon as former WBA Super Featherweight and WBC Lightweight champion Joel “El Cepillo” Casamayor, 36-4-1 (22), losing his determine in 2008. His final fight used to be as soon as in 2011 preventing for the WBO Super Lightweight determine held via Tim Bradley.