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Leinier Eunice Peró Justiz (born November 24, 1992, in Camagüey)[1] is a Cuban amateur boxer who has won two gold medals in the Pan American Games. He is a southpaw.

Lenier Pero
Medal record
Men's amateur boxing
Representing  Cuba
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 2011 Guadalajara Heavyweight
Gold medal – first place 2015 Toronto Super heavyweight
Youth Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2010 Singapore Heavyweight
Youth World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2010 Baku Heavyweight

In 2010 he became Junior World Champion. At the 2011 Pan American Games he first defeated Canadian Steve Couture, then Argentinian Yamil Peralta. In the final he beat fellow southpaw Julio Castillo from Ecuador. He won the Super-heavyweight title at the 2015 Pan American Games.

He reached the quarter-finals of the 2016 Olympics, where he lost to Filip Hrgović of Croatia.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Leinier Eunice Pero Justiz". AIBA. Archived from the original on 2012-05-13.

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