As far as cities go, Havana is a festering treasure chest, a primary color.
At the heart of all romanticism is suffering.
Both for Havana's beauty and decay, it's very hard to restrain yourself from staring everywhere you look.
Castro always used the boxers as a symbolic war against American values to demonstrate that they fight for something more than money.
Castro branded Rigondeaux a 'traitor' and 'Judas' to the Cuban people.
With all of the people in Cuba who I met - many of them hugely heroic figures - I found learning about their complexity and richness and contradictions just really fascinating, and it was fulfilling to be able to offer a different side to them, to be able to have some kind of unique takeaway from the official narrative.
Teofilo Stevenson won his first Olympic gold medal in 1972 and his last world amateur championship in 1986. He won 302 fights and once went an unbelievable 11 years without a loss. Had Cuba not boycotted the 1984 Summer Olympics, many think Stevenson would have won an unmatched four gold medals in boxing.
Rigondeaux was Cuba's answer to Bobby Fischer who transformed into a kind of Lee Harvey Oswald traitorous creature in that society. He escaped on a smuggler's boat and toppled one of the best fighters in the world in 2013 with his obliteration of Nonito Donaire at Radio City Music Hall. He made it look so easy, his career has never recovered.