Cuban boxers defect, sign deal to fight on German TV
HAMBURG, Germany -- Two Cuban boxers who defected during the Pan American Games in Brazil signed five-year contracts Thursday to fight on a cable television station.
Guillermo Rigondeaux, a bantamweight who won gold at the 2000 and 2004 Olympics, and Erislandy Lara, an amateur welterweight world champion, signed with Arena TV.
Arena TV, which is trying to secure work and residency permits
for the pair, has now signed five top Cuban boxers as it attempts
to break into ...
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