Erislandy Savón

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Erislandy Savón
Personal information
Full name Erislandy Savón Cotilla
Nationality  Cuba
Born (1990-07-21) July 21, 1990 (age 26)
Sport
Sport Boxing
Rated at Heavyweight

Erislandy Savón Cotilla (born July 21, 1990) is a Cuban amateur heavyweight boxer. He won the 91 kg/201 lbs title at the 2008 Youth World Amateur Boxing Championships and also the 2009 PanAmerican Championships at Super Heavyweight.

Career[edit]

Savón who hails from Guantanamo is a nephew of Félix Savón and also a big puncher. He won the Youth World Championships 2008.[1] At the National Championships he lost the 91 kg/201 lbs semifinal 2008 to Osmay Acosta 3:6 and was disqualified in 2009.

Savon won his first senior title at the 2009 PanAmerican Championships against Juan Hiracheta [2] He was sent to the 2009 World Amateur Boxing Championships at Super Heavyweight instead of national champion Robert Alfonso, beat two unknowns but lost to the eventual runner-up Roman Kapitonenko in his third bout.[3]

At the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships he ran into an even bigger puncher and was stopped by the future champion Magomedrasul Majidov, but qualified for the Olympics. He did not participate in the 2011 Pan American Games.

He won the bronze medal at the men's heavyweight event at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ WorldJuniors 2008
  2. ^ PanAm2009
  3. ^ WorldChamps2009 Archived 2012-02-25 on Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Erislandy Savon". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 16 August 2016. Retrieved 13 August 2016.