FIGHTING CUBA’S BOXING BAN: HISTORY IN THE MAKING?


Fighting Cuba’s Boxing Ban by newyorker

Thirteen year old Hatzumy Carmenate has dreams of becoming a boxer.  She is the only girl in her boxing school.  Yet, there is one thing standing in her way.  In Cuba, women are banned from boxing.

Hatzumy’s father was her first coach, stressing discipline as a volitional act that becomes a part of your character.  When he moved to the United States to earn money for their family, Luis Pérez, a state employed boxing coach in Havana stepped in to help Hatzumy resume training.

The film “Fighting Cuba’s Boxing Ban” shines light on Hatzumy’s plight.

“If in Cuba the moment comes when women can box Hatzumy will be the first.” Said Pérez

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