Michael Macaque

(Louis) Michael Macaque (born 15 August 1974) is a former Mauritian super heavyweight boxer, who competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, and served as the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony.[1] He was also the runner-up in super heavyweight boxing at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, after being defeated by England's Audley Harrison.[2]

Michael Macaque
Personal information
Nationality Mauritius
Born (1974-08-15) 15 August 1974 (age 45)
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight103 kg (227 lb)
Sport
SportBoxing
Event(s)Super heavyweight
ClubVaconas NBC

At the 2000 Summer Olympics, Macaque qualified for the super heavyweight division in boxing after winning silver at the 1999 All-Africa Games in Johannesburg, South Africa. Unfortunately, he was eliminated in the first round after being defeated by Canada's Art Binkowski with a score of 14–21. A year later, Macaque fulfilled his success of winning the gold medal at the 2001 African Amateur Boxing Championships in his home nation Mauritius. His boxing career ended after winning silver at the 2003 African Amateur Boxing Championships in Yaoundé, Cameroon, losing out to Carlos Takam.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Michael Macaque". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Boxing made simple". The Guardian (UK). 8 September 2000. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
Olympic Games
Preceded by
Khemraj Naiko
Flagbearer for   Mauritius
Sydney 2000
Succeeded by
Michael Medor