Carlos Góngora

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Góngora and the second or maternal family name is Mercado.
Carlos Góngora
Personal information
Born April 25, 1989 (1989-04-25) (age 25)
Esmeraldas, Ecuador

Carlos Góngora Mercado (born April 25, 1989 in Esmeraldas, Ecuador) is an amateur boxer from Ecuador best known to win a bronze medal at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio in the men's middleweight division.[1]

Career[edit]

At the 2006 South American Games southpaw Góngora lost the final to Venezuelan Alfonso Blanco. At the PanAms 2007 the 18 year old from El Coca easily beat Blanco 20:6 in a rematch before losing to eventual winner Emilio Correa from Cuba in the semis 13:21.

At the World Championships 2007 he beat an Italian but ran into superstar and eventual winner Matvey Korobov and lost by RSCO.

At the Copa Independencia 2008 he reached the final but lost to old foe Correa 3:16. At the Olympic qualifier he lost once again to Correa but qualified nevertheless after beating fighters like Shawn Estrada.

At the Olympics he won his first matches against German Konstantin Buga and Greek Georgios Gazis 12:1 but a surprise quarter final loss to Indian Vijender Kumar kept him from medalling.

Light Heavyweight[edit]

Góngora went up to light heavyweight afterwards. He didn't medal at the 2009 World Amateur Boxing Championships
In 2010 he beat Yamil Peralta and Roaner Angulo to win the South American Games.

He won another Bronze at the 2011 Pan American Games, losing to Julio César la Cruz, but failed again at the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships.
He lost to Marcus Browne but managed to qualify for the Olympics 2012.

2012 Olympics[edit]

During the boxing at the Olympics, Góngora won his first match against Azerbaijani Vatan Huseynli.[2] Góngora then lost his next match, during the round of 16, against Kazakh Adilbek Niyazymbetov.[3] Niyazymbetov would go on to the finals.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Especiales - Londres 2012 - Carlos Góngora". El Universo. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Carlos Gongora Still Fights for the Gold in London 2012". Ecuador Times. 31 July 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Olympics: Adilbek Niyazymbetov reached semifinals of boxing tournament". Tengri News. 9 August 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 

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