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Lázaro Jorge Álvarez Estrada (born 28 January 1991 in Pinar del Río) is a Cuban amateur boxer who won the world title in 2011, 2013 and 2015. He also won gold medals at the 2011, 2015, and 2019 Pan American Games and bronze medals at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. He is a southpaw.

Lázaro Álvarez
Lázaro Álvarez Rio2016.jpg
Álvarez at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Full nameLázaro Jorge Álvarez Estrada
NationalityCuban
Born (1991-01-28) January 28, 1991 (age 28)
Pinar del Río, Cuba
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
Sport
SportBoxing
Weight classBantamweight, Lightweight

CareerEdit

In the final of 2011 World Championships, he beat Luke Campbell from England after 3 rounds with 14–10 final score.[1][2]

Later that year he also won the 2011 Pan American title (results) vs Mexican Oscar Valdez.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics (results) he beat American Joseph Diaz and Robenílson Vieira but lost to Irish John Joe Nevin 14-19 and won Bronze.

He won the bronze medal at the men's lightweight event at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "British duo Andrew Selby and Luke Campbell win world boxing silver". guardian.co.uk. 8 October 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-02-19. Retrieved 9 November 2011.
  2. ^ "WORLD BOXING: Britain forced to settle for three silvers in Baku". epost.co.uk. 8 October 2011. Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. Retrieved 9 November 2011.
  3. ^ "Lazaro Jorge Alvarez". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-08-16. Retrieved 14 August 2016.

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