Pablo Romero

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Pablo Romero
Medal record
Men’s Boxing
Competitor for  Cuba
World Amateur Championships
Gold 1982 Munich Light Heavyweight
Gold 1986 Reno Light Heavyweight
Silver 1989 Moscow Light Heavyweight
Pan American Games
Gold 1983 Caracas Light Heavyweight
Gold 1987 Indianapolis Light Heavyweight

Pablo Romero (b. 1960/1961?) is a former Cuban amateur boxer best known for winning two light-heavyweight gold medals at World Championships. The dominant light-heavy of the eighties he never participated in Olympics as his country boycotted both the 1984 and 1988 games. He was a tall boxer-puncher with a strong jab.


At the 1982 World Amateur Boxing Championships he won his first title.

He won the PanAm Games 1983 in Caracas beating Evander Holyfield in the finals.

At the 1986 World Amateur Boxing Championships he once again finished first.

He won the PanAm Games in 1987 in Indianiapolis. At the semis he was outboxed on the inside by future Olympic gold medalist Andrew Maynard but knocked Maynard down who quit with a twisted ankle.

Cuba boycotted the Olympics in 1984 and 1988.

At the 1989 World Amateur Boxing Championships he lost to reigning Olympic middleweight champion Henry Maske a tall southpaw from East Germany and settled for silver.

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(all other results click on the medal table links)