Andry Laffita

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Andry Laffita
Personal information
Full name Andry Laffita Fernández
Born March 26, 1978 (1978-03-26) (age 39)
Pinar del Río, Cuba

Andry Laffita Fernández (born March 26, 1978 in Pinar del Río) is a retired Cuban amateur boxer. He won the silver medal at the 2005 World Amateur Boxing Championships. At the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, he won a silver medal in the flyweight class.

Career[edit]

In 1996 Laffita won the world junior championship. From 1999 to 2001 he was suspended for use of steroids.

Laffita rose to prominence after Olympic champion Yuriorkis Gamboa moved out of his weight class. During the 2005 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Mianyang, China Laffita defeated Somjit Jongjohor, Violito Payla, Juan Carlos Payano, Jérôme Thomas and Mirat Sarsembayev to reach the final. He lost to Lee Ok-Sung, winning the silver medal.

In 2006 and 2007 he was beaten by compatriot Yoandri Salinas in the national championships. After Salinas moved up in weight class, Laffita finally claimed the championship in 2008 vs Alexei Collado.

Laffita beat Braulio Ávila by a razor-thin countback decision in the semifinals of the regional qualifying tournament in 2008. He lost to Juan Carlos Payano in the final, although both had already qualified for the Games. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Laffita won the silver medal, losing in the final to Thai boxer Somjit Jongjohor.

World Amateur Championships[edit]

World Cup[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

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