December 6, 1967|
|Died||December 17, 2012
Arnaldo Mesa Bonell (6 December 1967 – 17 December 2012) was a retired boxer from Cuba, who won the silver medal for his native country at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States. In the final of the Bantamweight (– 54 kg) division he was defeated by Hungary's István Kovács. A year earlier, at the Pan American Games in Mar del Plata, he captured the gold medal in his division. In 1986 he already won the bronze medal at the 1986 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Reno.
He died due to a heart attack two weeks after his 45th birthday on 17 December 2012.
- Defeated John Larbi (Sweden) 19-5
- Defeated Zahir Raheem (United States) RSC 1 (2:15)
- Defeated Rachid Bouaita (France) 15-8
- Defeated Raimkul Malakhbekov (Russia) 14-14 (referee's decision)
- Lost to István Kovács (Hungary) 7-14
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