The team, which is expected to contain the leading stars of the Cuban Olympic Boxing squad, will be called the “Domadores” or “Tamers” in English. Often associated with lion-tamers, the phrase suggests that the Domadores Cuba Boxing Team will be hoping to control some of the WSB’s more ferocious Franchises in a similar way.
The logo pays homage to Cuban boxer Teófilo Stevenson, the country’s three time Olympic Gold medallist and World Champion, who died last year aged 60. He is widely regarded as being the most successful boxer that Cuba has ever produced and it is his image that the team will be fighting under.
According to Alberto Puig de la Barca, President of the Cuban Boxing Federation, “the logo design was inspired by the traditional strength and prestige of Cuban boxing. It encapsulates the obligation of every member of the team to fight for the win in each and every bout, with the purpose of confirming that our country belongs among the world’s elite in this sport”. He went on to explain that “it is the graphic expression of our will to overcome our adversaries, to respect fair-play and to represent our flag”.
Rolando Acebal began his career as a boxing coach in 1978 and has gone on to become the Technical Director of the Cuba Olympic National Team.
He has coached some of the most successful boxers that the island has produced over the last twenty years or so including three Olympic champions: Yuriorkis Gamboa Toledano (2004 - Athens), Joel Casamayor Jhonson and Rogelio Marcelo García (1992 - Barcelona). Always keeping up to date with the latest developments in the sport Acebal recertified as a Level 3 Coach during the AIBA World Boxing Championships Almaty 2013 in Kazakhstan.