Arena Box Promotion: Cubans Turn Pro In Hamburg April 27
04.04.07 - By Per Ake Persson: Cuban defectors and Olympic Gold Medalist winners who are now signed to Arena Box Promotion, Odalinier Solis, Yuriorkas Gamboa and Yan Barthelemy will all turn pro at the Arena gym in Hamburg April 27. The three were to have to made their debuts in the US in April but those plans have been scrapped and they will now fight over there in May. Arena´s gym seats about 600 and tickets are expected to go fast..
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