Flyweight http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/77828/all en Cuba to host first professional boxing match in 52 years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131206/cuba-host-first-professional-boxing-match-52-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cuba to host first professional boxing match in 52 years</p> <p>HAVANA, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- The match scheduled here Friday night between Cuba and Russia, both world boxing powers, as part of the World Boxing Series (WSB), will be the first professional one, marking a discreet return of professionalism to the island after 52 years of its abolition.</p> <p>This is for the first time that the Caribbean country holds an international competition under the rules of professional boxing since former Cuban President Fidel Castro eliminated that sportive modality in 1961.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131206/cuba-host-first-professional-boxing-match-52-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxing weight classes Flyweight Socialism Sports Xinhua News Agency Fri, 06 Dec 2013 22:02:04 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6012196 at http://www.globalpost.com Five Cuban boxers to attend Pan Am Sports Festival http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140710/five-cuban-boxers-attend-pan-am-sports-festival <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>HAVANA, July 10 (Xinhua) -- Cuba picked five national boxing medalists for the tournament of the discipline at the Pan American Sports Festival, the national commission said here Thursday.</p> <p>The island's team for the competition on July 17-20 in Mexico City is headed by the national silver medalist in the flyweight category Jorge Luis Cordero, said the commission cited by the sports site "Jit".</p> <p>Other called up athletes are the lightweight Jorge Moiran, the welter Reinier Palacios, the cruiser Frank Sanchez, and the super heavyweight Yoandris Maceo.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140710/five-cuban-boxers-attend-pan-am-sports-festival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxing weight classes Flyweight Lightweight Sports Xinhua News Agency Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:52:35 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6201849 at http://www.globalpost.com