The stellar Cuban boxer Julio Cesar La Cruz (81kg) has been hospitalized since early Saturday after suffering an assault with a firearm while leaving the restaurant “El Faisan”, belonging to Flora and Fauna Company in his home province of Camagüey. Apparently the motive for the action is associated with an assault attempt.
According to the medical report, broadcasted live on Cuban television on the night news, Julio Cesar is stable, although is reported of care. The injury received is located at the top of his left hip and not touched any vital organ. In the interview the doctor also said that they are supplying him the drugs needed to prevent any infectious process in the injured area.
The two-time universal monarch and leader of the national team that commands group B of the 4th World Series of Boxing is conscious and without limitations for locomotion. Speaking to journalist Luisa Fernanda, he affirmed feeling good and looking forward the recovery process to delay the shortest possible time, to return training as soon as possible.
On this subject the physician noted that during the rehabilitation phase, the main indication will be rest, and it is expected not to be any obstacle for his return to the ring. Julio César will be transferred in the coming days to Havana.
In several web publications on the morning of Saturday, it was affirmed that Julio Cesar was accompanied by another boxer of the national squad, Leinier Pero (91kg), and that he had also received a bullet in one of his thighs, but nothing about it has been officially released.