Robeisy, the Tenth Passenger

The Cuban Olympic champion in London 2012, has secured his Olympic ticket to Rio de Janeiro

By: José Luis López

Email: joseluis@juventudrebelde.cu

2016-06-24 | 16:06:41 EST
At the conclusion of the tournament, Robeisy will join his teammates in Argentina.
At the conclusion of the tournament, Robeisy will join his teammates in Argentina. Photo: Otmaro RodríguezZoom
The dream came to fruition. With a technical arsenal and the effectiveness of his fists, Robeisy Ramirez (56 kg) came through as expected. The 2012 London Olympic champion overcame 3-0 Kenyan Njangiru Benson, on Thursday, in the quarterfinals of the Olympic qualifying tournament based in Baku, Azerbaijan, and secured the coveted ticket to the upcoming meeting in Rio de Janeiro.
 
Ramirez had to work hard to get away on top of the fighting African boxer, as the ratings of the judges were similar: triple 29-28, indicators that none saw him win all three rounds.
 
"The rival demanded a lot and we both got very tired in the third round. The two threw a lot of punches to see who could hit more. And I think I got the best part, " Robeisy told JR via Facebook.
 
With this success this seasoned southern fighter, Cuba will attend with a full boxing team (ten men) at the appointment under the five rings that Rio de Janeiro will host in August.
 
The win assured Ramirez the bronze medal in the tournament. Tomorrow he will face in the semi-finals Ukrainian Mykola Butsenko, who beat Algerian Hammach Fahem 2-0 (double tie 29-27, 28-28).
 
Robeisy further informed us that after the completion of this tournament in Baku, will return to Havana and two days later will go to Argentina, where the Cuban boxing team is currently conducting a training camp.
 
Translated by ESTI



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