Monday, June 29, 2009

Cuban Boxer Erislandy Lara Misses Boxing Event Due to P-1 Visa Delay

An article on highlights the plight of Cuban boxer Erislandy Lara, a former world amateur champion who will miss a Golden Boy Promotions card featuring middleweight prospect Daniel Jacobs (16-0, 14 KOs) against George Walton (20-3, 12 KOs) Friday night at Desert Diamond Casino in Tucson, Arizona. According to the article, Arizona is the only state that explicitly requires a P-1 visa before it will grant permission to an international boxer to fight within the state.

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