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Cuban Amateur Star, WSB Fighter is Shot in Camaguey

By Elisinio Castillo

Cuban amateur star Julio Cesar la Cruz, 24-years-old and a two-time world amateur champion, was hospitalized after taking a bullet outside of a recreation center in the eastern province of Camagüey, his hometown, in the early hours of Saturday. The wound is located near the top of his left hip. He will soon be moved to a hospital in Havana to continue his recovery. No details were available about the incident.

La Cruz, a light heavyweight, was selected as one of the most outstanding athletes of 2013 in Cuba. The boxer is part of the Cuban team that is currently the "Group A" leader in the current standings. The team boasts a leading bout record of 18 wins and 2 defeats.

La Cruz won the gold medal at in the light heavyweight division at the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Baku, where he beat number 1 seeded Egor Mekhontsev from Russia (a 2012 Olympic gold medal winner). La Cruz also won gold medal at 2011 Pan American Games in which Cuba's national team topped the medal table with 8 golds and 1 silver. At the 2012 Olympics he was upset by Falcão Florentino.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Respect Power on 01-05-2014

Thanks Art-Illery for posting the article.... I remember seeing Cruz in the Olympics in London and thinking he was special and hoped he'd make it here some day... Damn this sucks . I'm staying positive that he'll recover and return…

Comment by kozone on 01-05-2014

[QUOTE=Cubanborn87;14102756]Good Find talented guy[/QUOTE] The announcer for the fight sounds like he was gonna bust a nut over the Cuban!! Lol

Comment by DannYankee on 01-05-2014

[QUOTE=Art-illery;14102871]Robeisy would be one of the few Cuban fighters that the general public would LOVE. ****y and arrogant (with a smile), fast, and he likes to fight on the inside. He could go by the moniker the "Mexican Cuban."

Comment by Art-illery on 01-05-2014

[QUOTE=DannYankee09;14102784]Thats actually good news conflict could lead to defection if he doesn't want to fight for pennys anymore and is being mistreated he could very well reach out to people to get him the fk out. But what is weird…

Comment by frosty-g on 01-05-2014

by the way, Iglesias won his division in the Girón national tournament just before Christmas, against Despaigne Ramirez LOST to Forestal in their final Toledo WAS fighting and won De la Cruz won the other usual suspects got their wins…

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