Angel Espinosa

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Angel Espinosa
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1988-0306-011, Henry Maske, Angel Espinosa.jpg
Angel Espinosa (right) facing Henry Maske
Personal information
Full name Angel Espinosa Capó
Nationality  Cuba
Born (1966-10-02)October 2, 1966
Died April 12, 2017(2017-04-12) (aged 50)
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Sport Boxing
Rated at Middleweight

Ángel Espinosa Capó (October 2, 1966 – April 12, 2017) was a Cuban amateur boxer who dominated the 1980s at junior middleweight and middleweight and captured the 1986 World Amateur Boxing Championships. He never won an Olympic medal due to Cuba's boycott of the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics. A hard hitting Cuban with a southpaw stance one of the most feared in his era was known to have about 300 amateur fights.[2]


In 1983 the hard-hitting southpaw won the junior world championships at junior welterweight by knocking out Meldrick Taylor in round 2. Cuba boycotted the 1984 Olympic Games.

He became 1986 world champion at junior middleweight. Espinosa then added the Panamerican title 1987 at middleweight. Cuba boycotted the 1988 Summer Olympics too, Henry Maske whom Espinosa had defeated three times won the gold medal.

At the 1989 world championships he defeated Sven Ottke but officially lost to local hero Andrei Kurniawka. At Espinosa's first Olympics in Barcelona 1992 he competed at light-heavy and lost to Wojciech Bartnik . Angel trained amateurs in a boxing gym in Hialeah, Fl named "Hialeah School of Boxing" before his passing.

Angel was found dead at a gym in Miami. Cause of death is still undetermined.


  1. ^ "Angel Espinosa Biography and Olympic Results at". 
  2. ^ "Muere en Miami el ex boxeador cubano y campeón mundial Ángel Espinosa Capó". Retrieved 20 April 2017.