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Nickname(s)  El Barbaro del Ring
Role  Boxer
Rated at  Welterweight
Name  Lorenzo Aragon
Martial art  Boxing
Sport  Boxing
Weight  68 kg
Nationality  Cuba
Height  1.63 m

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Full name  Lorenzo Aragon Armenteros
Born  April 28, 1974 (age 41) (1974-04-28) Santa Isabel de las Lajas, Cienfuegos
Olympic medals  Boxing at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Welterweight
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Lorenzo Aragon Armenteros (born April 28, 1974) is a Cuban boxer, who was a two-time world champion in the welterweight (69 kg) category.


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Amateur career

Aragon competed at the 1996 Olympics as a featherweight, losing in the quarterfinals to Floyd Mayweather but didn't make the 2000 games.

Aragon won the world championships at welter in 2001 beating Anthony Thompson (2001 World Amateur Boxing Championships). He repeated his win in 2003 defeating Andre Berto in the semi and Sherzod Husanov.(2003 World Amateur Boxing Championships) and also was the 2003 Pan American Games champion.

At the 2004 Summer Olympics he won the silver medal. He beat American Vanes Martirosyan but in the final, Aragon was defeated by surprise winner Bakhtiyar Artayev of Kazakhstan with a score of 36-26. Prior to the Athens Games he won the 2004 Acropolis Boxing Cup in Athens, Greece by defeating Azerbaijan's Ruslan Khairov in the final of the welterweight division.

Aragon was also a ten-time national amateur champion in Cuba, in each weight class between flyweight and welterweight.

Olympic results

1996 (Featherweight)

  • Defeated Nouzedinne Medjihoud (Algeria) 9-6
  • Defeated Rogerio de Brito (Brazil) 16-6
  • Lost to Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (United States) 11-12
  • 2004 (Welterweight)

  • Defeated Theodoros Kotakos (Greece) RSC-3 (1:29)
  • Defeated Vanes Martirosyan (United States) 20-11
  • Defeated Ruslan Khairov (Azerbaijan) 16-14
  • Defeated Kim Jung-Joo (South Korea) 38-10
  • Lost to Bakhtiyar Artayev (Kazakhstan) 36-26
  • Other amateur highlights

  • 1992 Cuban amateur flyweight champion
  • 1992 Under-19 flyweight world champion.
  • 1994 Cuban amateur bantmaweight champion, defeating Mario Kindelan
  • 1994 Pan-American bantamweight champion
  • 1995 Cuban amateur lightweight champion
  • 1996 Cuban amateur featherweight champion
  • 1997 Cuban amateur lightweight champion
  • 1998 Cuban amateur Light welteweight champion
  • 1999 Cuban amateur welterweight champion
  • 2001 Cuban amateur welterweight champion
  • 2001 World amateur welterweight champion at competition in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Results were:
  • Defeated Ryan Savage (Canada) RSC 3
  • Defeated Bae Ho-Jo (South Korea) RSC 3
  • Defeated Timour Gaidalov (Russia) 27-15
  • Defeated Sherzod Husanov (Uzbekistan) RSC 2
  • Defeated Anthony Thompson (United States) 27-15
  • 2003 Cuban amateur welterweight champion
  • 2003 World amateur welterweight champion at competition in Bangkok, Thailand. Results were:
  • Defeated Vilmos Balog (Hungary) 23-8
  • Defeated Bulent Ulusoy (Turkey) 18-17
  • Defeated Spas Genov (Bulgaria) 24-15
  • Defeated Non Boonjumnong (Thailand) RSC 2
  • Defeated Andre Berto (United States) 25-15
  • Defeated Sherzod Husanov uzb.,17:9
  • 2003 gold medalist at Pan-American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Results were:
  • Defeated Fabian Leonardo Velardes (Argentina) 23-4
  • Defeated Euris Gonzalez (Dominican Republic) 25-4
  • Defeated Juan McPherson (United States) 30-11
  • 2004 Cuban amateur welterweight champion
  • References

    Lorenzo Aragon Wikipedia

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