A Cuban Boxer's Journey: Guillermo Rigondeaux, from Castro's by Brin-Jonathan Butler

By Brin-Jonathan Butler

"What is 1000000 money in comparison to the affection of 8 million Cubans?"

This used to be the query posed by way of mythical boxer Teofilo Stevenson within the Nineteen Seventies, topped via many because the Muhammad Ali of Cuba, according to a suggestion of 5 million cash to depart his island to struggle Ali. yet no longer all Cubans have come to a similar end, not to mention with such obvious ease. Guillermo Rigondeaux, two-time Olympic champion and inheritor to Stevenson's throne, sacrificed every little thing he had in his domestic country—his spouse, his son, his government-subsidized motor vehicle and condo, in addition to common reverence between his fellow citizens—to try and make it within the mecca of big-money boxing, the USA of the United States. yet has the opportunity to make strong in the USA been definitely worth the lack of his nationwide identification and the affection of his countrymen? And to what volume has he been corrupted by way of the promise of untold riches?

In A Cuban Boxer's trip, writer, filmmaker, and journalist Brin-Jonathan Butler chronicles the interesting and tumultuous occupation of Rigondeaux—moody, pushed, and nearly mythically talented––as he makes an attempt to catch the elusive and sometimes punishing American dream. See how this athlete's such a lot daunting problem turns into how he can continue to exist the advanced forces open air of the hoop.

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No sensitivity disorders have been reported. The motor deficiency mainly involves the extension of the wrist and fingers. The main symptom is pain, typically setting in at night (WERNER 1979) and located on the lateral margin of the forearm right beneath the elbow (LISTER et al. 1979; RITTS et al. 1987). The repeated pronation movements of the forearm, combined with the flexion of the wrist, increase the intensity of pain. A decrease in the gripping force may also be observed, as a result of the pain caused by the extension of the wrist.

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