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Training in Havana with the only Woman boxer of Cuba...

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  • 7 years ago
Have you ever heard of the infamous Rafael Trejo boxing gym in the heart of Havana in Cuba? They Gym pumped out many Cuban Olympic Champions. Although Cuba's national sport is baseball, boxing is the sport where Cuban achieved the greatest dominance at the Olympic Games. Sarah Bobas heard about the only woman boxer in Cuba who train at this mythic underground gym. So we went to meet with Namibia, the woman that Sarah connected with and we went all in to train with her. The national team coach puts us through a rigorous training regime before throwing us into the ring with some of the champs of the gym. (Thanks god they went easy on us!!!)
Boxing is traditionally viewed as a man sport, but in Cuba, women boxing is not even allowed. Defying the government, Namibia is the only female boxer in Cuba and trains at Gimnasio de Boxeo Rafael Trejo, a location where you can go to train with Cuban boxers or just watch matches every Friday at 7pm. In this episode, Sarah has the honour of being the first woman Namibia has ever sparred with!

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This episode is featuring basecamper Rodrigo Basurto Garcia, Sarah Bobas and Troy Peckham

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