View Full Version : Who Would Want to Escape from Paradise?

William Haskins
08-08-2007, 10:19 PM
HAVANA -- Fidel Castro might bar Cuban boxers from competing in the world championships in Chicago and other qualifying events leading to the Beijing Olympics to prevent possible defections.

Castro wrote in a column in official newspapers that two Cuban boxers who disappeared during the Pan American Games in Brazil last month, only to be arrested and sent back to the island, "had reached the point of no return" with the national boxing team.

"The athlete who abandons his delegation is not unlike the soldier who abandons his fellow men in the midst of combat," he said.

Guillermo Rigondeaux, a two-time Olympic bantamweight champion, and Erislandy Lara, a welterweight world champion, arrived Sunday in Cuba. They are being held in guest houses while the communist government decides what their new profession will be.

"guest houses".... heh


08-08-2007, 10:22 PM
someone feed those two some spinach, please.

08-08-2007, 10:23 PM
"Hed in the guest house" while people they totally pissed off decide what will become of the rest of their lives.

Hmm, sounds like the last vacation I took to my inlaws'.

08-08-2007, 10:57 PM
But at least they'll have free healthcare...

...until they have "accidents" in the guest houses

08-09-2007, 02:48 AM
Their 'new profession': professional targets for rifle practice.