Deivi Julio

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Deivi Julio
Personal information
Full nameDeivis Julio Blanco
BornApril 12, 1980 (1980-04-12) (age 38)
Sport
SportBoxing
Rated atHeavyweight

Deivi ("Deivis") Julio Blanco (born April 12, 1980) is a Colombian amateur boxer best known to qualify for the 2008 Summer Olympics in the Heavyweight (201 lbs limit) division.[1]

Career[edit]

At the PanAm Games 2007 the tall Julio ran into dominant Osmay Acosta early and lost 2:10. At the World Championships 2007 he suffered the ultimate humiliation when he was blitzed in a mere 15 seconds of round 1 by Elchin Alizade.

At the first Olympic qualifier he was edged out by Deontay Wilder 5:6 but when Wilder and Acosta both qualified the 26-year-old seized the opportunity at the second qualifier to defeat Alcivar Ayovi, Alexander Vellon and Hamilton Ventura to win the tournament. He lost his Olympic bout to John M'Bumba 5:11.

He won a silver medal in the heavyweight class at the 2015 Pan American Games.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brazil top Guatemala Olympic qualifier". AIBA. 30 April 2008. Archived from the original on 15 October 2014. Retrieved 8 October 2014. Deivi Julio Blanco

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