Cuban boxers left out of Castro’s professional athlete ‘reforms’
No Professional Contracts for Cuban Boxers
Last week, Havana's foreign news bureaus reported that Cuban athletes would soon be permitted to contract professionally abroad.
This was based on one sentence that raised the "possibility" in Castro's newspaper, Granma.
No details or confirmation -- but that didn't stop the media hype.
Nor did the fact that Cuban star pitcher Raicel Iglesias spent the weekend in prison for trying to defect.
And today, the head of the Cuban Boxing Federation, Alberto Puig, has denied that any sort of permits are being considered for Cuban boxers to contract professionally abroad.
But why stop a good story with facts.