Bernardo Piñango

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Olympic medal record
Men's Boxing
Silver medal – second place 1980 Moscow Bantamweight

José Bernardo Piñango (born February 9, 1960 in Caracas) is a retired boxer from Venezuela, who won the silver medal in the Bantamweight division (-54 kg) at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. In the final he lost to Cuba's Juan Hernández on points (0-5).

Piñango became a pro in 1981, and won the WBA Bantamweight title on June 4, 1986, which he lost on March 29, 1987. From February 27, 1988 until May 28, 1988 he was the holder of the WBA Super Bantamweight Belt. He boxed his last match on April 7, 1990 in Las Vegas.

List of honours[edit]

  • 1977 - Silver Medal, Boxam de España
  • 1977 - Gold Medal, 34th Latin American Championships
  • 1978 - Venezuelan Amateur Featherweight Champion
  • 1980 - Silver Medal at Moscow Olympics
  • 1986 - WBA Bantamweight Champion
  • 1988 - WBA Super Bantamweight Champion

Accomplishments[edit]

Amateur career[edit]

  • Amateur Record: 110-10 (73)
  • Silver medalist at the Boxam de Espana (1977)
  • Gold medalist at the 34th Central American Championships (1977)
  • 1978 Venezuelan Featherweight Champion
  • Silver medalist at the Moscow Olympic Games in 1980 in the Bantamweight class. His results were:

Professional career[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Gaby Canizales
WBA Bantamweight World Champion
June 4, 1986 – March 29, 1987
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Takuya Muguruma
The Ring Super Bantamweight World Champion
June 4, 1986 – March 29, 1987
Vacated
Vacant
Preceded by
Julio Gervacio
WBA Super Bantamweight World Champion
February 27, 1988 – May 28, 1988
Succeeded by
Takuya Muguruma

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