By Brin-Jonathan Butler
"What is 1000000 money in comparison to the affection of 8 million Cubans?"
This used to be the query posed by way of mythical boxer Teofilo Stevenson within the Nineteen Seventies, topped by way of many because the Muhammad Ali of Cuba, based on a suggestion of 5 million money to go away his island to struggle Ali. yet no longer all Cubans have come to an analogous end, not to mention with such obvious ease. Guillermo Rigondeaux, two-time Olympic champion and inheritor to Stevenson's throne, sacrificed every thing he had in his domestic country—his spouse, his son, his government-subsidized vehicle and residence, in addition to common reverence between his fellow citizens—to attempt to make it within the mecca of big-money boxing, the USA of the US. yet has the opportunity to make solid in the United States been well worth the lack of his nationwide id and the affection of his countrymen? And to what quantity has he been corrupted by means 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 nearly mythically talented––as he makes an attempt to seize the elusive and sometimes punishing American dream. See how this athlete's such a lot daunting problem turns into how he can continue to exist the advanced forces outdoor 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