Carlos Tamara

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Carlos Tamara
Personal information
Full name Carlos José Tamara Paternina
Nickname(s) "El Olímpico"
Nationality  Colombia
Born (1983-03-15) March 15, 1983 (age 35)
Sincelejo, Sucre
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 48 kg (106 lb)
Sport Boxing
Rated at Light Flyweight
Club Atlantico

Carlos José Tamara Paternina (born March 15, 1983 in Sincelejo) is a Colombian professional boxer, who participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics. There he was defeated in the second round by Italy's Alfonso Pinto in the Light Flyweight (48 kg) division.[1] A year earlier he won the silver medal at the Pan American Games.

Tamara is a former IBF Junior Flyweight Champion.

Amateur career[edit]

Olympic results[edit]

Tamara competed as a Light Flyweight for Colombia at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. Results were:

Professional career[edit]

World Title[edit]

Carlos defeated American Brian Viloria with 1:45 left in the 12th and final round of a title fight on January 23, 2010 in Manila, Philippines.[2]


  1. ^ "Sports: Saturday's detailed results". The Seattle Times. 22 August 2004. Retrieved 2009-09-25.
  2. ^

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Brian Viloria
IBF Junior Flyweight Champion
January 23, 2010 – May 29, 2010
Succeeded by
Luis Alberto Lazarte