Training for Rio with the Cuban Boxing team


It is a great honour to be training in the same gym where some great boxers have trained in the past. Great Cuban boxers and Olympic champions like Toofile Stevenson and Felix Sabon, and many more. We have coaches who are Olympic and world champions. They give us a lot of advice on how they fought, they motivate us and they teach us everything they know. To hopefully one day achieve the same as them. In the morning we work on fitness and with technique. In the afternoon, we change to technique and tactics. We run 7 to 8 laps every day and as soon as we finish running we come inside the gym, Where we start working on our technique. Then we do specific type of combat and freestyle combat training. We then head over to the apparatus where we hit for 3 rounds. I really like working with the apparatus, I can develop the strength of my punches. I also like to do work by the wall, that is static workout, but I also do a lot of workouts while moving. I like doing both because you don’t know what kind of opponent you may face. I am looking into if I have a good posture if I have my arm in the correct position. We are focusing more on this as the Olympic Games are getting closer and we are having more rigorous training. Our sport is about direct confrontation against the other person. We train direct combat here in the gym with their teammates to give them confidence when they face different opponents. To reach the top and be a World and Olympic champion requires a lot of sacrifice and dedication from the athletes. You have to give everything, give extra when you are tired, you have to keep going. You have to keep going against your tiredness. My goal is to be in the final and to be on the highest spot of the podium.

48 thoughts on “Training for Rio with the Cuban Boxing team

  1. my brother is on the usa Olympic boxing team,but they dont want to let him fight.I hope usa loose,because every year they show favoritism,and send the wrong people,causing us to loose .

  2. communism is a great economic system. see how they got so much wealth they have world class facilities with features such as tires as heavy bags and dusty bags

  3. These boxers are good, but you have to see those Cuban boxers from the 70's, 80's , and 90's. The Giraldo Cordova Cardin was a tournament more difficult than the world championship . Those boxers who have gone pro they come to the pro boxing olds. The only Cuban boxer that resembles those Cuban boxer from the 70's, 80's , and 90's is Robeisy Ramirez.

  4. y porque felix savon nunca quiso ser profesional pues muy fácil el estaba en su zona de confort porque como profesional existía Mike tyson y este le hubiera dado una reputisa y había más profesionales en su división que lo hubieran golpeado y por eso tuvo miedo y nunca debuto

  5. Joel Casamayor, a star in pro boxing, wasnt even the top figure in his weight in Cuba. He went to Barcelona 92 (and won gold!!!) cuz Carrión got injured. Lorenzo Aragon arguably beat Floyd and at times was 2nd in Cuba to Kindelán, 2 time olympic champ. In Beijing, 13 nations had Cuban boxing coaches. There is simply no country with this school of boxing. If these guys had a fair chance to fight in the pro ranks from an early age, Cuba would be 2nd only to the US.

  6. Considering these dudes barely consume their daily calories it's amazing how they still have the drive to dude this type of workout.

  7. It's called Escuela Cubana de Boxeo, something like the "Cuban style". You need to be born in Cuba to understand. It's like dancing casino, which is very Cuban and it comes naturally, from watching others dance. I can tell a Cuban from other Latin Americans just from body language. So that's why Cubans are so good at boxing, and maybe because we were boxing since we were in 1st grade.

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