Sixto Soria

Sixto Soria Savigne (born April 27, 1954 in Santiago de Cuba) is a Cuban boxer, who won the silver medal in the men's Light Heavyweight (81 kg) category at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. As the top favourite he lost in a close fight to Leon Spinks of USA.[1] Two years later he captured the world title at the second World Championships in Belgrade. He lost in the quarter-finals of the 1979 Pan American Games to American Tony Tucker.

Sixto Soria
Medal record
Men’s Boxing
Representing  Cuba
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1976 Montreal Light Heavyweight
World Amateur Championships
Gold medal – first place 1978 Belgrade Light Heavyweight

1976 Olympic resultsEdit

  • Round of 32: bye
  • Round of 16: Defeated José Rosa (Puerto Rico) second-round knockout
  • Quarterfinal: Defeated Wolfgang Gruber (West Germany) second-round knockout
  • Semifinal: Defeated Costică Dafinoiu (Romania) referee stopped contest in first round
  • Final: Lost to Leon Spinks (USA) referee stopped contest in third round (was awarded silver medal)