FIGHT BETWEEN CUBANS: The best one won by DIVIDED decision

By José Alejandro Rodríguez Zas

In one of the most anticipated fights of the day today by Cuban boxing fans, two West Indian boxers engaged in an interesting semifinal match in the 86 kg division of this World Boxing Championship.

With the ticket to the final in dispute and a prize of 50 thousand dollars on the table, the Cuban boxers Herich ruiz (12-11) and Loren Berto Alfonsor (27-11)The latter representing Azerbaijan, came out to the ring of the Stark Arena in the Serbian capital, Belgrade, to try to prevail over their rival and not return home without the pleasure of discussing the universal crown of their division.

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In a sample of greater experience, technique and style trained at the Cuban School of Boxing, Alfonso got the best part in the fight and beat Ruiz with a split decision of the judges of 4-1 (30-27, 29-28, 30-27, 29-28 and 27-30), both Cubans hugging in the center of the ring in a show of mutual respect, at the end of the fight

The pinero Ruiz was looking for Loren in the ring the entire time the fight lasted and he sold the defeat very expensive, to the point that, at times, he even carried the threads of the fight. However, Alfonso almost always found the way to make Herich fail and in a riposte boxing, he managed to impact the anatomy of the Cuban representative with very few blows, but just enough to win the fight in an unobjectionable way, at his discretion. editor.

The first round was perhaps the most even of all and received a 3-2 vote in favor of Alfonso, but from now on Herich, the most inexperienced boxer of the Cuban team, was losing effectiveness in his hitting, although he never stopped shooting and going. for the victory, which was rewarded at times by the referees, who saw the second round equally even, with a 3-2 for the Cuban-Azeri.

Until that moment, Alfonso had an advantage in the cards of two judges, Herich had the consent of a referee and two saw the fight evenly, so in the third round the winner would be defined. Then, Alfonso again took advantage of his experience and finished off Ruiz in the final round, maintaining his style and taking advantage of slight signs of fatigue on the part of the pinero.

The judges voted that third round 4-1 in favor of Loren, who will face the Brazilian in the final Keno Machado (24-9) in search of the world crown of 86 kg. Ruiz, meanwhile, finished with a well-deserved bronze medal and $ 25,000 in prizes.

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In this way, the Cuban squad lost its fourth fight in the contest with 21 successes and already has a silver medal, the one obtained first thing in the morning by the boxer from Camagüey Yoenlis Hernández in the 75 kg and at least four bronze medals secured. Today there will be three other fighters from the Cuba team in search of a place in the final of their respective divisions.

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Without further ado, I leave you with this interesting fight between the two Cuban boxers Herich Ruiz vs Loren Alfonso in the 86 kg. Full swing will continue to monitor the performance of Cuban boxers in this World Cup and all the information can be found at this link.

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FIGHT BETWEEN CUBANS: The best one won by DIVIDED decision