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Havana Boxing Academy?

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Havana Boxing Academy?

Hello, I'm visiting Havana for the 2nd time during the first week of August. I'm a HUGE boxing fan and on my first trip I visited 'La finca', the training site of the national boxing team.

I recently watched the film 'Sons of Cuba' which is a new documentary about children boxers that train at 'Havana Boxing Academy'. On this trip I would really like to go there and tell the kids how impressed I am with them along with the head trainer, and also maybe take them some new equipment like hand wraps and a speed bag. I read that they are always in need of training equipment. I'm sure I could find it once I'm in Havana by asking around, but since I know some people that are living in Havana visit this forum I thought I might ask if anyone knows exactly where the academy is located?

Thank you.

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1. Re: Havana Boxing Academy?

I've never been there, but it's not in Havana proper, it's located in the outskirts.

Some more information on other boxing here:

www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa…

Have fun.

Cheers,

Terry

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2. Re: Havana Boxing Academy?

Thank you for the reply, I will keep some of those other gyms in mind but I would really like to find that particular academy in the film if possible.

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@cps66- The first thing I did was e-mail the producer and he actually just responded with the trainer's contact information and also said that they really need training equipment. I appreciate your advice, but I I know that some items are difficult to purchase in Cuba even if you had the money to do so, so I would prefer to bring some equipment for them.

I'm not trying to be viewed as a savior or viewing them as a charity case, I'm not sure why you would even think that. I said I was very impressed with them and if you looked more in depth at the website you listed, you would see the producers say they are in need of equipment. Like I said before, I did visit the camp where the Olympic team trains on my last trip, and although they had nice equipment/gear for matches, their training equipment was very overused and almost any boxing gym in the United States would have replaced those items.

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