Ángel Herrera Vera

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Angel Herrera
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1982-0312-026, Angel Herrera, Siegfried Mehnert.jpg
Angel Herrera battling Siegfried Mehnert (GDR)
Personal information
Full name Angel Herrera Vera
Nationality  Cuba
Born (1957-08-02) August 2, 1957 (age 59)
Height 1.59 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight 57 kg (126 lb)
Sport Boxing
Rated at Lightweight and Featherweight

Ángel Herrera Vera (born August 2, 1957 in Guantánamo) is a Cuban boxer, who won two Olympic gold medals, and the world title at the second World Championships in Belgrade.

First competing in the featherweight (– 57 kg) category, he won the 1976 Olympics as well as the 1978 World Amateur Boxing Championships. He then competed in lightweight (– 60 kg) to win another Olympic gold in 1980, and his second World Title in Munich, West Germany. In 1983 he won a silver medal at the Pan American Games.


1976 Summer Olympics

1978 World Amateur Championships

1980 Summer Olympics

1982 World Amateur Championships