The Guantanamo boxing team partakes at the Playa Giron National Tournament scheduled for December 16 to 23 in the Cuban province of Sancti Spitirus.
Twenty boxers make up the group headed by the national champion Marcos Forestal 56 kg, and followed by Yunier Echavarria 45 kg and Yoelkis Labañino 69 kg.
According to Diosmel Ramirez, specialist of the sport at the Provincial Boxing Academy, other two athletes, members of the national team are added to the staff of 20 boxers representing the territory at the event. These are the world champion Erislandis Savon + 91 kg and Ivan Oñate 60kg, all under the instructions of Coach Rafael Ramirez Elias.
Ramirez also said that preparation has been carried out with the aim of maintaining Guantanamo as one of the best in the country.
Guantanamo was first during the qualifying stage of the preliminary round for the eastern provinces at the Boxing National Championship and finished second at the finals.
Guantanamo boxers will try to place the province among the first four teams in an event attended by the 15 Cuban provinces and the special municipality Isla de la Juventud.