Re: The Future of Cuba in the Pros, by Weightclasses. (List inside)
I like to be realistic homie so I would take Johnson, Despaigne and Solis from the list and replace them by Luis Garcia, Mike Perez and maybe Alexei Acosta.
Johnson and Despaigne are too old to really make an impact. Rigondeaux has the same age but we're talking about E.T. material here, he is not human.
Solis is the most talented HW in the world right now (people who dare deny this just don't know who he is) but he is a waste... He dropped boxing and started living the good life. He won't get far. He could be a hell of a champion if he had the Gamboa attitude...
IMO, the safe bets for future championships are Yuriorkis Gamboa (that's a 100% sure value), Erislandy Lara, Ismaikel Perez, Luis Garcia and Guillermo Rigondeaux (if inactivity hasn't killed him).
Alexei Acosta and Yuniel Dortico are really young and have huge potential, let's hope they'll turn into great fighters one day.