Gimnasio Rafael Trejo

Boxing is one of Cuba’s favorite sports, and the island boasts an unrivaled line of champions such as Kid Chocolate. Maybe it has to do with Cuban fighting spirit: whatever the challenge, Cubans will rise to it and will always find ways to move forward. Boxing is practiced in various places in Havana, particularly at the Rafael Trejo gym: an open-sky ring trapped between two pastel-colored buildings. A very special ambiance is felt at the matches to which the audience flocks every day after 4pm or on Friday nights at 7pm.

Calle Cuba No.815 between Calles Merced & Leonor Perez, Habana Vieja.