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Ricardo Luis Carreras (born December 8, 1949) is a former bantamweight boxer from the United States, who won the bronze medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics. In the semifinals of the men's bantamweight (– 54 kg) division he was defeated by eventual silver medalist Alfonso Zamora. Carreras was born in New York City, New York. After retiring from boxing, Carreras worked for the U.S. Postal Service.

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Amateur career

Carreras was also the 1971 National AAU Bantamweight champion. Carreras, who boxed out of the Air Force, boxed professionally for only two fights. Both fights won by TKO. Participated in the 1971 Pan Am Games, Cali, Colombia. Won Bronze Medal in the Bantam weight class also. Air Force career of boxing include. 3 time all service champs as bantamweight. 1969, 1971, 1972. Silver Medal in 1971 CISM games. (Conseil International du Sport Militaire). 3 time Air force champ. 1969 as featherweight, 1971 and 1972 as bantamweight. Chanute Air Force Base Lightweight champ in 1969.

Olympic results

  • 1st round bye
  • Defeated Michael O'Brien (Australia) TKO 3
  • Defeated Bulan Ganbat (Mongolia) 3-2
  • Defeated Vassily Solomin (Soviet Union) 3-2
  • Lost to Alfonso Zamora (Mexico) 1-4
  • References

    Ricardo Carreras Wikipedia


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