Emilio Correa (boxer born 1985)

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For his father, the Olympic boxer from the 1970s, see Emilio Correa (boxer born 1953).
Emilio Correa (boxer born 1985)
Personal information
Born October 12, 1985

Emilio Correa Bayeux, Jr. (born October 12, 1985) is a Cuban amateur boxer best known for winning the middleweight Gold medal at the PanAm Games 2007. He's the son of Olympic champion Emilio Correa Sr..

Career[edit]

In 2004 he lost in the welterweight final of the World Junior Championships to Elshod Rasulov by stoppage and finished third at the national senior championships.

In 2005 he moved up to middleweight and won the national championships and at the World Championships he won a bronze after losing to Russian star Matvey Korobov.

In 2006 he lost the final of the national championships to veteran Yordanis Despaigne.

At the PanAm Games 2007 he knocked out American Shawn Porter, outpointed Marco Periban 34:10, beat Carlos Góngora 21:13 in the semis and Argenis Nunez 22:5 in the final.

He has reached the 2008 Middleweight Olympic final where he lost bout for gold against Great Britain's James DeGale. The bout would have gone to countback had he not bitten DeGale, for which he was penalized 2 points.

At the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships he was upset by Romanian Bogdan Juratoni

At the 2012 Olympic qualifier [1] he was disqualified in his first bout and therefore didn't participate in the London games.

Olympic results[edit]

2008

References[edit]

  1. ^ Qualifier

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