More than 5 months ago, Cosmin Gârleanu, considered one of the most talented Romanian boxers of the moment, made the decision to turn professional and go to Mexico.
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The former world junior champion in the 46-kilogram category and participant in the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games did not hesitate when he was offered this contract.
He chose to cross the Ocean and box in an area of the world where professional fights are a true religion.
Even if it seemed that the break from amateur boxing was irreversible, things are not quite like that, Cosmin still having a chance to return to Romania to box with the thought of qualifying for the Olympic Games – Paris 2024.
The image shot that the Romanian Boxing Federation is preparing, regarding Gârleanu, it promises to be a very important one indeed.
“There is a provision that allows a professional boxer to return to the amateurs. The condition is that he must not have played 15 professional matches.
Cosmin fits perfectly. We would have liked him to have returned to the amateurs as early as these European Games in Poland, which is a qualification criterion for next year’s Olympic Games
Unfortunately, however, he was removed as an athlete from the anti-doping platform. And the regulation clearly says that he should have been tested for doping within the last five months. For next year, however, we still have two qualifying tournaments where we want him to be present”stated for Prosport, Vasile Câtea, the president of the Boxing Federation.
Boxing in ‘El Chapo’s’ Fiefdom
Life in Mexico is not safe at all. Crime is at a high level and when you get to drug cartel controlled hot spots like Sinalo, the fiefdom of “El Chapo”, one of the most notorious drug traffickers on the planet, the influence and power of such character plays a decisive role.
In the few months he spent in Mexico, the Romanian boxer saw almost everything, having the feeling that he lives like in a real movie.
He is lucky, however, that well-armed people are in charge of his safety, and ultimately his life, who are constantly guarding him. In professional boxing, he has two victories so far, but he wants more and more to represent Romania again at next year’s Olympic Games.
“You can always go back to the professionals. But you don’t fight for an Olympic medal every day. Cosmin is an extremely talented boy and we think he would have a good chance of a medal in Paris”President Vasile Câtea also said.
Source: Prosport by www.prosport.ro.
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