Anthony Villanueva

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Anthony Villanueva
Personal information
Nationality  Philippines
Born (1945-03-18)March 18, 1945
Died May 13, 2014(2014-05-13) (aged 69)
Cabuyao, Laguna
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 57 kg (126 lb)
Sport Boxing
Rated at Featherweight

Anthony N. Villanueva (March 18, 1945 – May 13, 2014) was an amateur boxer from the Philippines who competed at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics in the Featherweight (-57 kg) division winning the silver medal in a lost bout against Soviet Union's Stanislav Stepashkin.

His father, José Villanueva, was also a boxer and Olympic medalist, having won a bronze during the 1932 Los Angeles Games.

Personal life[edit]

Shortly after winning the silver medal, Villanueva went into an acting career, though at the cost of his amateur boxing license. He then starred in five movies.[1]

Villanueva was married to his wife Liezel for seventeen years, and had four children.[2]

Villanueva died in his sleep on May 13, 2014, in Cabuyao, Laguna. He was 69.[3]


  1. ^ Joaquin Henson (May 14, 2014). "Boxing great yields helplessly hoping". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 2014-06-08. 
  2. ^ Joaquin Henson (May 18, 2014). "Olympic hero interred today". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 2014-06-08. 
  3. ^ First Filipino Olympic silver medalist Anthony Villanueva passes away at age 69

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