Πέμπτη, 25 Μαρτίου 2010
Boxing Cuba / Irini Mihailidou
Cuba is the only country in the world that has two boxers who have one three Olympic gold medals each. Teófilo Stevenson and Félix Savón have had many offers to go professional and earn millions of dollars but they simply were not interested in leaving their country. In 1962, Fidel Castro prohibited all professional sports as being contrary to the ideals of the revolution, adding that “professional sports enrich the few at the expense of the many.” Together with their glorious careers and their refusal to become professional boxers for profit, the film clearly conveys Cuba’s resistance to capitalism.