Yoel Segundo Finol Rivas (born 21 September 1996) is a Venezuelan professional boxer. As an amateur he was awarded a silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics after the original silver medalist, Mikhail Aloyan was disqualified following a failed drugs test.[1]

Yoel Finol
Real nameYoel Segundo Finol Rivas
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Born (1996-09-21) 21 September 1996 (age 25)
Mérida, Venezuela
Boxing record
Total fights3
Wins by KO1

Amateur careerEdit

Olympic resultsEdit

Rio 2016

Tokyo 2020

  • Round of 32: Defeated by Ryomei Tanaka (Japan) 5–0

Pan American Games resultEdit

Toronto 2015

Professional careerEdit

Finol made his professional debut on 6 July 2019 against Jeyson Cervantes. Finol knocked his Colombian opponent down twice en route to a fourth-round technical knockout victory.[2]

On 19 December 2019, Finol fought for a second time as a professional against Carmelo Marmol. Finol was taken the distance as he won via wide unanimous decision after winning every round on each of the three scorecards.[3] Almost a year after his last fight, Finol returned to the ring against Javier Martinez on 17 December 2020. Finol won a comfortable unanimous decision after dominating his Colombian opponent throughout the bout.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Finol's elder sister Carolina was married to, and later murdered by former WBA super featherweight and WBC lightweight world champion Edwin Valero.[5]

Professional boxing recordEdit

3 fights 3 wins 0 losses
By knockout 1 0
By decision 2 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
3 Win 3–0 Javier Martinez UD 6 17 Dec 2020 Discoteca Kilymandiaro, Puerto Colombia, Colombia
2 Win 2–0 Carmelo Marmol UD 6 19 Dec 2019 Coliseo Sugar Baby Rojas, Barranquilla, Colombia
1 Win 1–0 Jeyson Cervantes TKO 4 (6), 0:26 6 Jul 2019 Coliseo Sugar Baby Rojas, Barranquilla, Colombia


  1. ^ "Yoel Finol awarded the Olympic silver medal after the disqualification of Misha Aloian". scorum.com. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Gabriel Maestre Makes Debut in Force, Crushes Barraza in Two". boxingscene.com. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Maestre TKOs Chaves in 4". fightnews.com. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Maestre shined brilliantly at "Maratón Boxística"". wbaboxing.com. Retrieved 18 December 2020.
  5. ^ "Olympian Finol: I've Forgiven Edwin Valero For Killing My Sister". boxingscene.com. Retrieved 27 March 2021.

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