Bernardo Piñango

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Bernardo Piñango
Statistics
Real name Bernardo Jose Pinango
Rated at Bantamweight
Height 5′ 6 1/2 in (169 cm)
Reach 167 cm (66 in)
Nationality Venezuelan
Born (1960-02-09) 9 February 1960 (age 57)
Caracas, Venezuela
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 31
Wins 23
Wins by KO 15
Losses 5
Draws 3

José Bernardo Piñango (born February 9, 1960 in Caracas) is a retired professional boxer from Venezuela who held the WBA (twice), The Ring and lineal bantamweight titles. As an amateur boxer, he won a 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).

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]

Piñango became a pro in 1981, and won the Lineal and WBA Bantamweight title on June 4, 1986,[1] 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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bernardo Piñango - Lineal Bantamweight Champion". The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia. 

External links[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 Bantamweight Champion
June 4, 1986 – March 29, 1987
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Shinsuke Yamanaka
Lineal Bantamweight 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