Cuba got expected wins of Robeisy Ramírez and Arlén López in their initial presentations in the qualifier that completes the distribution of quotas for Veracruz 2014.
From the Columbian city of Bogotá, Robeisy Ramirez, Olympic champion in the fly weights, defeated 3-0 to the unknown Trinitarian Anthony Joseph but in the pens-weight category, while the medium, Arlén López, had the easiest task to remove the Trinitarian, Aaron Prince, who didn't even enter the ring.
This Wednesday will debut the world bronze medal Yosbany Veitía as favorite against Nicaraguan Ricardo Blandón in the fly category, which welcomed him after his promotion from the next lowest category.
The Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Mexico will discuss today at the People's Auditorium, in Nayarit, Mexico, the semifinals of the Men Centrobasket Tournament to get their tickets for the 2015 Pan-American Games in Toronto, Canada.
This Wednesday will rival Mexico vs. Cuba, and Dominican Republic-Puerto Rico, repeating the latter the end of the last tournament, in which the Dominicans won their 3rd title of the Centrobaskets, while the host nation and Cuba have already improved their performance quote gotten in Puerto Rican territory 2 years ago when completed in 6th and 8th positions, respectively.
With their presence in the semifinals, the 4 teams have already guaranteed their tickets for the Championship of the International Basketball Federation of the Americas next year, which will serve as Olympic qualifier for Rio 2016, and its ticket to the 2015 Pan-American Games in Toronto, Canada.
Cuba now face the United States in the beginning of the 2nd round of the World Baseball Championship U-15, with a stage in the Mexican state of Sinaloa.
The team of Cuba leads the qualifying Group C with 5 wins and no defeats, seconded by Venezuela (4-1), Australia (3-2), Argentina (2-3), Hong Kong (1-4) and Lithuania (0-5), while the Americans commanded the Group B with a similar balance.
Then close list, Panamá (4-1), Japan (3-2), Germany (2-3), New Zealand (1-4) and South Africa (0-5), while China Taipei (5-0) occupied the top of Group A, ahead of Mexico (4-1), Brazil (3-2), Italy (2-3), Czech Republic (1-4) and Guatemala (0-5).
And in local baseball, Pinar del Río faces Isla de la Juventud today and Ciego de Ávila will rival Las Tunas as leading clashes corresponding to the 1st National Baseball Championship U-23.
Pinar shares the top of Group A of the fair to the Isle of Youth, both with 4 wins and 2 losses, followed by Matanzas (3-3) and Artemisa (1-5).
Meanwhile, Ciego de Avila and Las Tunas go matched with Camagüey in Group C with 4-2, where Sancti Spiritus has not won any of their presentations with 0-6.
Finally, Mayabeque leads Group B, seconded by Cienfuegos (3-3), Villa Clara (2-4) and Havana (2-4), while Santiago de Cuba (5-1) controls the D, escorted by Guantánamo (3-3), Granma (3-3) and Holguin (1-5).