Thursday, August 30, 2007

Boxing news

Much as expected, the Castro regime has just announced that Cuban boxers will be barred from competing at the World Boxing Championships, to be held in Chicago in October.

Why? Because the regime fears many of the boxers will defect.

The decision was supposedly made by the Cuban Boxing Federation, which unlike sporting bodies elsewhere in the world is not an independent entity but an arm of the regime.

According to this BBC report, the federation says it would not expose its boxers to capitalist “traffickers", who would attempt to lure them away with offers of professional contracts.

Pathetic, isn’t it?


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