Author: Lima 2019 press release Lima, 20 July 2019


The best boxers of Cuba will fight in the ring of the Miguel Grau Coliseum of Callao. Buy your tickets at

Campeones de Cuba en Lima 2019
Campeones de Cuba en Lima 2019

Boxing has always been Cuba's flagship sport in multi-sport events and Lima 2019 Pan American Games will not be the exception. The delegation of Cuba arrived five days ago with 10 boxers that will try to win all boxing medals. The list includes seven world champions and three of them have won Olympic gold medals.

The committee of Cuba, led by coach Rolando Acebal, trains at La Bombonera of the National Stadium, together with Peruvian, Venezuela, Costa Rica and Panama teams members. The champions Lázaro Álvarez (lightweight), Roniel Iglesias (welterweight) and Julio César La Cruz (light heavyweight) will be in the ring of the Miguel Grau Coliseum from July 27 to August 3.

Also, Erislandy Savón, the newest of the Savón dynasty, famous for revealing top-level athletes in the city of Guantanamo. “We are finishing the last details for our debut on July 27, when our search for the 10 gold medals begin. As a famous song in Cuba says, the gold is ours, rivals can share the silver and bronze,’’ said the Caribbean boxer.

Here is the complete list of Cuban boxers:





49 kg

Damián Arce


52 kg

Josvany Veitía

2017 World champion

56 kg

Osvel Caballero


60 kg

Lázaro Álvarez

Three world titles, two Olympic bronze medals and two Olympic gold medals in Pan American Games.

64 kg

Andy Cruz

2017 World champion and 2015 Pan American champion

69 kg

Roniel Iglesias

Olympic champion at London 2012, bronze medal at Beijing 2008 and World champion.

75 kg

Arlen López

2017 World champion and Olympic gold at Rio 2016

81 kg

Julio C. La Cruz

Four world titles, Olympic gold at Rio 2016 and two gold medals at Pan American Games.

91 kg

Erislandy Savón

2017 World champion

+91 kg

Dainier Peró



Tickets for these events are available at and at Metro and Wong Teleticket point of sales in Chorrillos, Independencia, La Molina, Lima, Miraflores, San Borja, San Isidro, San Juan de Miraflores, San Miguel and Surco.  Also, a new point of sale has been opened at the Jockey Plaza shopping center, in Surco.


Boxing at the Pan American Games will be disputed in three intense rounds in the 10 men’s and women’s weight divisions. Quarterfinals are the first stage and will be disputed from July 27 to 29. Then, semifinals will be on July 30, while finals will be held on August 1 and 2, in sessions that starting at 19:00.

The Pan American Games will include a total of 39 sports and 62 disciplines, and 21 of these disciplines will be qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.