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Juan Bautista Hernández Pérez (born December 24, 1962) is a retired boxer from Cuba, who won the gold medal in the Bantamweight division (-54 kg) at age seventeen at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. In the final he defeated Venezuela's Bernardo Piñango on points (5-0).

Juan Hernández
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Full nameJuan Bautista Hernández Pérez
BornDecember 24, 1962 (1962-12-24) (age 56)
Pilón, Granma, Cuba

1980 Olympic resultsEdit

  • Round of 64: bye
  • Round of 32: Defeated Sándor Farkas (Hungary) by decision, 4-1
  • Round of 16: Defeated Ayele Mohammed (Ethiopia) referee stopped contest in second round
  • Quarterfinal: Defeated Geraldi Issaick (Tanzania) referee stopped contest in first round
  • Semifinal: Defeated Michael Anthony (Guyana) by decision, 5-0
  • Final: Defeated Bernardo Piñango (Venezuela) by decision, 5-0

External linksEdit

  • Juan Hernández[permanent dead link] at
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Juan Hernández Pérez". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.