Douglas Rodríguez (boxer)

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Douglas Rodríguez
Personal information
Full name Douglas Rodríguez Gardiola
Nationality  Cuba
Born (1950-06-03)June 3, 1950
Santiago de Cuba
Died May 21, 2012 (age 61)
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight 51 kg (112 lb)
Sport Boxing
Rated at Flyweight

Douglas Rodríguez (June 3, 1950 – May 21, 2012, Havana) was an amateur boxer from Cuba, who represented his native country in the Men's Flyweight (– 51 kg) category at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany.[1]

There he won the bronze medal after being stopped in the semifinals by Uganda's eventual silver medalist Leo Rwabwogo. Rodríguez claimed the first ever world title in his weight division by defeating Venezuela's Alfredo Pérez in the final of the 1974 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Havana, Cuba.

Rodríguez's death was confirmed on May 21, 2012. He had suffered a heart attack at his home in Cuba.[2] He was 61.


  1. ^ "Douglas Rodríguez". sports-reference. Retrieved 2012-05-21. 
  2. ^ "Former world champion Douglas Rodriguez dies". Time of India. 2012-05-21. Retrieved 2012-05-21.