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|Full name||Lorenzo Aragón Armenteros|
|Nickname(s)||El Barbaro del Ring|
April 28, 1974 |
Santa Isabel de las Lajas, Cienfuegos
|Height||1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||69 kilograms (152 lb)|
Aragón competed at the 1996 Olympics as a featherweight, losing in the quarterfinals to Floyd Mayweather but didn't make the 2000 games.
Aragón won the world championships at welter in 2001 beating Anthony Thompson (2001 World Amateur Boxing Championships). He repeated his win in 2003 defeating Andre Berto in the semi and Sherzod Husanov.(2003 World Amateur Boxing Championships) and also was the 2003 Pan American Games champion.
At the 2004 Summer Olympics he won the silver medal. He beat American Vanes Martirosyan but in the final, Aragón was defeated by surprise winner Bakhtiyar Artayev of Kazakhstan with a score of 36-26. Prior to the Athens Games he won the 2004 Acropolis Boxing Cup in Athens, Greece by defeating Azerbaijan's Ruslan Khairov in the final of the welterweight division.
Aragón was also a ten-time national amateur champion in Cuba, in each weight class between flyweight and welterweight.
- Defeated Nouzedinne Medjihoud (Algeria) 9-6
- Defeated Rogerio de Brito (Brazil) 16-6
- Lost to Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (United States) 11-12
- Defeated Theodoros Kotakos (Greece) RSC-3 (1:29)
- Defeated Vanes Martirosyan (United States) 20-11
- Defeated Ruslan Khairov (Azerbaijan) 16-14
- Defeated Kim Jung-Joo (South Korea) 38-10
- Lost to Bakhtiyar Artayev (Kazakhstan) 36-26
Other amateur highlights
- 1992 Cuban amateur flyweight champion
- 1992 Under-19 flyweight world champion.
- 1994 Cuban amateur bantmaweight champion, defeating Mario Kindelan
- 1994 Pan-American bantamweight champion
- 1995 Cuban amateur lightweight champion
- 1996 Cuban amateur featherweight champion
- 1997 Cuban amateur lightweight champion
- 1998 Cuban amateur Light welteweight champion
- 1999 Cuban amateur welterweight champion
- 2001 Cuban amateur welterweight champion
- 2001 World amateur welterweight champion at competition in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Results were:
- 2003 Cuban amateur welterweight champion
- 2003 World amateur welterweight champion at competition in Bangkok, Thailand. Results were:
- 2003 gold medalist at Pan-American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Results were:
- 2004 Cuban amateur welterweight champion