By Brin-Jonathan Butler
THE tale OF CUBAN BOXER AND POLITICAL PARIAH GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX'S HARROWING determination TO illness IN HOPES OF REAPING THE REWARDS OF the yank DREAM
"What is 1000000 funds in comparison to the affection of 8 million Cubans?"
This used to be the query posed through mythical boxer Teofilo Stevenson within the Nineteen Seventies, topped through many because the Muhammad Ali of Cuba, based on a suggestion of 5 million money to go away his island to struggle Ali. yet now not all Cubans have come to a similar end, not to mention with such obvious ease. Guillermo Rigondeaux, two-time Olympic champion and inheritor to Stevenson's throne, sacrificed every thing he had in his domestic country—his spouse, his son, his government-subsidized automobile and condo, in addition to common reverence between his fellow citizens—to try and make it within the mecca of big-money boxing, the USA of the USA. yet has the opportunity to make solid in the USA been well worth the lack of his nationwide id and the affection of his countrymen? And to what volume has he been corrupted through the promise of untold riches?
In A Cuban Boxer's Journey, writer, filmmaker, and journalist Brin-Jonathan Butler chronicles the interesting and tumultuous occupation of Rigondeaux—moody, pushed, and virtually mythically talented––as he makes an attempt to catch the elusive and infrequently punishing American dream. See how this athlete's such a lot daunting problem turns into how he can live on the advanced forces open air of the ring.