By Brin-Jonathan Butler
"What is a million cash in comparison to the affection of 8 million Cubans?"
This used to be the query posed through mythical boxer Teofilo Stevenson within the Seventies, topped through many because the Muhammad Ali of Cuba, in keeping with a suggestion of 5 million cash to go away 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 condominium, in addition to common reverence between his fellow citizens—to try and make it within the mecca of big-money boxing, the us of the United States. yet has the opportunity to make reliable in the US 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 profession of Rigondeaux—moody, pushed, and virtually 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 live to tell the tale the advanced forces outdoors of the hoop.
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A Cuban Boxer's Journey: Guillermo Rigondeaux, from Castro's Traitor to American Champion by Brin-Jonathan Butler