Historic! Laura Fuertes won the Boxing World Cup medal


May 16, 2022. From now on this day will remain in the history of Spanish boxing, after this Monday afternoon the Asturian Laura Strong (-50 kg) is brilliant imposed on Argentina Tatiana Flores in the quarterfinal match of Boxing World Championship which is disputed in Istanbul, Turkey). In his third fight, the boxer forged at Club Asturbox dominated from start to finish over a rival with great punching ability, so Tatiana Floresand identify him as ‘Argentine Golovkina’.

But Fuertes came out determined from the first round, in one match agreeing to three rounds of three minutes each. Laura He dominated the middle of the ring in three rounds of the fight, taking advantage of his larger size and, therefore, more reach, punishing his opponent well with two hands and perfectly executed the basic manual of boxing, quickly throwing 1 That’s -2. Flores didn’t see the quick coming and going so as not to be overtaken by some dangerous volley from Argentina.

The first two rounds were clear for the Spanish woman, now turned red, who in the third avoided her distance, threw intelligence, protected herself properly, released her hand and stopped the fight as long as he was able to seal his historic access to a unanimous decision.the semis of the World Cup.


Laura Fuertes will be the first Spanish boxer to fight for a World Cup medal, but she is not the first to reach the quarterfinals. Tamara García from Valladolid did this in 2010, in Bridgetown (Barbados). Twelve years ago, the boxer from the Valladolid Boxing Club won her quarterfinal match, but then she was unable to fight for the medal with the best weight at the time, Canadian Mary Spencer.

This is the first time in the history of Spanish boxing that a woman has won a medal. So far, Laura has tied the bronze in case she loses, the fight to be held this coming Wednesday and against a rival that is not easy to overcome: the Turkish, and therefore local, Buse Naz Cakiroglu, who got the boxer removed of the Philippines Aira Cordero Villegasand who is the Olympic runner-up.

Source: La Verdad


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