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Despite professional boxing being banned in Cuba in 1961, amateur boxing is a seminal part of Cuban culture and the country has enjoyed sensational success in the ring, including winning 37 Olympic gold medals since it first participated in the Olympic games in 1900.

Despite professional boxing being banned in Cuba in 1961, amateur boxing is a seminal part of Cuban culture and the country has enjoyed sensational success in the ring, including winning 37 Olympic gold medals since it first participated in the Olympic games in 1900. With that in mind, where better to observe a session or even hone your own skills than in Cuba's capital Havana, home to some of the most respected boxers in the world.

Whether you're an aspiring boxer or a professional pugilist, a few hours at the legendary Rafael Trejo Boxing Gym will improve anyone's technique and get you clued up on the 'noble art'. The open-air gym is one of the most iconic in the world, where children who are just starting to learn the ropes come to find a training space alongside Cuba's Olympic champions.

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