- Sport: Olympic Boxing
- Nation: Cuba
- Discipline: Heavyweight (91 kg)
- Notes: Born April 3, 1985. ... Made major statement leading up to Games with his victory over world champion Clemente Russo of Italy
at Klichko Boxing Cup in May. ... Won Cuban national championship in January, but did not fight at 2007 world championships
in Chicago because Cuban fighters were not allowed to compete after two defected at Pan Am Games. ... Dominated three bouts
to win his weight class at 2007 Pan Am Qualifier, then was never really challenged in winning gold at Pan Am Games. ... Qualified
for Beijing by easily winning first American Olympic qualifier in March, losing only one point in both semifinal and final.
... Beat Alexander Povernov at Nations Cup, defeated European champion Denis Poyatsika at 2007 Ahmet Comert Cup. ... Undefeated
for more than a year when he was upset at 2008 Strandya Cup by unknown Scotsman. ... Took home gold at 2006 Central American
Games. ... Won 2001 world cadet championships and crowned 2002 junior world champion at 75 kg (165 pounds).