Carlos Tamara

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Tamara and the second or maternal family name is Paternina.
Carlos Tamara
Personal information
Full name Carlos José Tamara Paternina
Nickname(s) "El Olímpico"
Nationality  Colombia
Born (1983-03-15) March 15, 1983 (age 31)
Sincelejo, Sucre
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 48 kilograms (106 lb)
Sport Boxing
Rated at Light Flyweight
Club Atlantico

Carlos José Tamara Paternina (born March 15, 1983 in Sincelejo) is a Colombian professional boxer, who participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics. There he was defeated in the second round by Italy's Alfonso Pinto in the Light Flyweight (48 kg) division.[1] A year earlier he won the silver medal at the Pan American Games.

Tamara is a former IBF Junior Flyweight Champion.

Amateur career[edit]

Olympic results[edit]

Tamara competed as a Light Flyweight for Colombia at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. Results were:

Professional career[edit]

World Title[edit]

Carlos defeated American Brian Viloria with 1:45 left in the 12th and final round of a title fight on January 23, 2010 in Manila, Philippines.[2]


  1. ^ "Sports: Saturday's detailed results". The Seattle Times. 22 August 2004. Retrieved 2009-09-25. 
  2. ^

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Preceded by
Brian Viloria
IBF Junior Flyweight Champion
January 23, 2010 – May 29, 2010
Succeeded by
Luis Alberto Lazarte