|Photo: El Manifiesto|
In one of the most
promoted boxing duels of the Olympics, the multi-medalist Julio Cesar la
Cruz defeated today 4-1 the Spanish nationalized Emmanuel Reyes. With
this victory, Cuban boxing secured three podiums in the Tokyo Olympic
At the close of Friday's bout, La Cruz landed punches in the short and medium distance and defended the attacks of Reyes, to merit the verdict of four of the five judges and thus continue on the road to the cruiserweight grand final. The Cuban team captain will compete in the semifinals against Brazil's Abner Teixeira, who beat Jordan's Eishaish Hussein Iashaish 4-1.