Waldemar Font

Waldemar Font Quintero is a Cuban former amateur boxer who won the World Amateur Championships as a flyweight at Tampere in 1993.

Waldemar Font
Personal information
Full nameWaldemar Font Quintero
Nationality Cuba
BornHavana, Cuba
Sport
SportBoxing
Weight classFlyweight/Bantamweight

While competing at the 1994 Goodwill Games, Font tested positive for the banned diuretic furosemide and had to forfeit the flyweight gold medal that he won there, in addition to receiving a two-year ban.[1]

Font had a successful return to boxing, winning a silver medal at the 1997 World Amateur Boxing Championships, as a bantamweight. He was a gold medalist at the 1998 Central American and Caribbean Games, silver medalist at the 1998 Goodwill Games and bronze medalist at the 1999 Pan American Games.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cuban Boxers Banned After Drug Test". News & Record. 26 November 1994.
  2. ^ "Cubans Dominate in Goodwill Boxing". Associated Press. 1 August 1998.