Arnaldo Mesa

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Mesa and the second or maternal family name is Bonell.
Arnaldo Mesa
Personal information
Born (1967-12-06)December 6, 1967
Holguín, Cuba
Died December 17, 2012(2012-12-17) (aged 45)
Holguín, Cuba

Arnaldo Mesa Bonell (6 December 1967 – 17 December 2012) was a retired boxer from Cuba, who won the silver medal for his native country at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States. In the final of the Bantamweight (– 54 kg) division he was defeated by Hungary's István Kovács. A year earlier, at the Pan American Games in Mar del Plata, he captured the gold medal in his division. In 1986 he already won the bronze medal at the 1986 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Reno.

He died due to a heart attack two weeks after his 45th birthday on 17 December 2012.[1]

Olympic results[edit]