Resistance is a weapon ready to fire. Do you doubt it? Well, she was a faithful ally that was used this Thursday by some of the first ten finalists of the 59th edition of the Playa Girón National Boxing Tournament, which takes place in the Rafael Fortún Hall in Camagüey.
Of course, not only does the boxer live by tenacity. Billy Rodríguez (HAB) is a living certainty of the above, as he advanced to the final round of the 48 kg thanks to his technical dissertation on Rey Montero (LTU), his rival will be Delvis Abreu (CFG) better than Yoel Oliva (SCU).
In the 52 kg there will be a trench war between Yosbani Veitía (SSP) and Damián Arce (CMG), once again armored with firmness against tenacious rivals. The yayabero relied on his traditional style of inputs and outputs with quick combinations to break Giovis Salfrán (GTM) by split vote, while Arce, ferocious in the melee, beat Alejandro Claro (SSP) with the same verdict.
Osvel Caballero (MAY) rode his reliable style towards the 57 kilos final by unanimously dispatching Osvaldo Díaz (SSP), he will be challenged by Saidel Horta (CFG) who triumphed over the competitive Raisel Moncada (CAM).
The evolution of Erislandy Álvarez (CFG) is evident. Reliable in all three distances, and faithful listener of his trainers in the corner, he beat Rogerlandy Delis (CA) by a split vote. His opponent of him for the 63kg gold? Jorge Moirán (GTM) superior to Jairo Munive (HOL).
The 75 kilograms have not yet defined the challenger of Yoenlis Hernández (CAM), whoever he is, will have to arm himself with resistance and much more, if he aspires to unseat a fighter who resembles a combat car. (He will fight in the semifinal against Jorge Cuéllar (SSP) executioner of Dariel Guerrero (CA).
Alex Pérez (SSP) announced his candidacy in this weight. Tenacious, calculating and with an interesting shot, he left Noelvis Reyes (PR) on the road; now he will fight against Yusmel Ruíz (SCU).
The lanky Carlos Pérez (HOL) became the first finalist in the 86 kg. His long and effective left jab paved the way for him by unanimous vote against Edel Moya (SCU). His last hurdle towards the crown will be Nelson Willians (CAM), who shared blows at “pleasure” with his countryman Yainier Areu. The performance was applauded by the stands.
By points, Sancti Spíritus commands (15), followed by Camagüey (13) and Guantánamo (12).
This Friday, starting at two in the afternoon, the Playa Girón National Boxing Tournament will define the 75-kilogram finalists and the 48- and 91-kilogram champions.