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Old 08-06-2007, 05:59 PM   #1
Black Uhlan
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Default Rigondeaux/Lara not to box again.

Article appeared in the journal "L'Équipe" on the 6th of August 2007, translated from french:

Fidel Castro has assured that his countrymen Guillermo Rigondeaux (25), two time Olympic Gold medalist at bantamweight, and Erislandy Lara (24) amateur world champion at welterweight, who deserted the cuban delegation at the panamerican games, will not go to jail at their arrival in their native Cuba. The brazilian police has stated that Ringondeaux and Lara, who planned to turn pro in Germany, asked to be taken back to Cuba where they arrived yesterday. According to the newspaper Juventud Rebelde, Castro assured that "The two cuban civilians won't be sentenced. However, they will not set food into a boxing ring again but will be given an occupation related to their knowledge and experience in the sport."
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