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  • The gold medal champions from the AIBA World Boxing Championship in Hamburg, Germany.

    The gold medal champions from the AIBA World Boxing Championship in Hamburg, Germany. | Photo: @AIBA_Boxing/ Twitter

Cuba has won 79 gold medals in the 17 world boxing championships that the island has participated in.

Cuba once again cemented its place as a boxing powerhouse, taking home more medals than any other country in the 2017 World Boxing Championship in Hamburg, Germany.

Johanys Argilagos won Cuba's first gold in the 2017 contest, defeating Uzbekistan's Hasanboy Dusmatov in the 49-kilogram division.

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Argilagos defended his crown, after winning gold in the Doha World Boxing Championships in 2015 at the age of 18.

In the 52-kilogram division, Yosbany Veitia defeated Uzbek Jasurbek Latipov by unanimous decision to take first place.

Andy Cruz won Cuba's third gold in 64-kilogram division over Uzbek Ikboljon Kholdarov in a unanimous decision, while Julio Cesar Cruz also won by a unanimous 5-0 decision over Ireland's Joseph Ward in the 81-kilogram division.

Erislady Savon completed Cuba's routing of the competition, beating Russia's Evgeny Tishchenko in the heavyweight category. The 2016 Olympic bronze medalist, who is the nephew of Cuban boxing great Felix Savon, took the gold in a split 3-2 decision in the 91-kg division.

Cuba has won 79 gold medals in the 17 world boxing championships that the island has participated in.

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