Spain matadors back in the ring but no fights in sight

2 June, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Spain matadors back in the ring but no fights in sight

OLVERA: Cape and sword in hand, bullfighter Javier Conde has started training again despite the ongoing closure of Spain’s bullrings over the coronavirus epidemic and with no opening date in sight, reports AFP.

He trains with heifers, young females that are lighter and less dangerous than the fighting bulls, which can only be fought once.

“You’re putting up a good fight, youngster!” he calls between moves at the Montes de Oca farming estate in Olvera in the southern Andalusia region.

On the sand of a small bullring set up at the foot of a hill, several others from his association are training with him, assistant bullfighter Candido Ruiz, apprentice matador Rocío Romero and a picador, who rides a horse carrying a lance.


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