Gabriel Escobar, the hope of Spanish boxing: "How am I going to feel sorry for a rival?"

There had been no Spanish European champion for 48 years. The Madrilenian, pure nerve, looking for an Olympic medal (in -52 kilos) to promote a sport that “needs more facilities, more bags, more rings and more licenses.”

Gabriel Escobar, in the CAR training room in Madrid.ANTONIO HEREDIA

“It always goes 100%,” he says. Rafa Lozano while he watches his pupil run on the athletics track of the High Performance Center, highlighted at the head of the group that makes up the Spanish boxing team. After a full lap, exhausted, they make a ‘shadow’ under the Madrid sun. And so is Gabriel Escobar (Legans, 1996), who talks run over, who laughs, who jumps rope or does frantic footwork for the camera. Pure nerve. “To be more calm when facing life, ne

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