Gilbert Lenin Castillo

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Lenin Castillo
Real name Gilbert Lenin Castillo Rivera
Rated at Welterweight
Nationality Dominican
Born (1988-08-21) August 21, 1988 (age 26)
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 8
Wins 8
Wins by KO 5
Losses 0
Draws 0
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Castillo and the second or maternal family name is Rivera.

Gilbert Lenin Castillo Rivera (born August 21, 1988)[1] is a Dominican professional boxer who competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Early and personal life[edit]

Castillo was born August 21, 1988 in Santo Domingo. He boxed for the Julito López Club in Los Mina trained by Papito Pujols.[2] Castillo is married to the Dominican volleyball player Lisvel Elisa Eve.[3]

Amateur career[edit]

Castillo won in 2006 the gold medal at the Junior Pan American Championships and the gold in the Romana Cup.[4] In 2007 he win the bronze in the ALBA Games, silver in the Romana Cup, bronze in the Dominican Independence Cup.[5]

Castillo qualified to the 2008 Olympic Games in Guatemala in April 2008,[5][6] and in May he won the gold medal at the Cheo Aponte Cup in Caguas, Puerto Rico.[7] He competed at the Olympic welterweight category in Beijing, China, but lost his first fight to Olexandr Stretskyy 6:9.[8] He also went to the 2009 American Continental Championships, earning the bronze medal.[9] He also participated at the 2009 World Championships in Milan, Italy in the light heavyweight category ending his journey in the round of 16 combat after losing to Uzbekistani Elshod Rasulov 11-1.[10]

Professional career[edit]

In April 2012, Castillo signed for the boxing promoter Acquinity Sports alongside with compatriots Manuel Félix Díaz and Argenis Mendez.[11] One month later, in May he won by unanimous decision to the Mexican Alvaro Enriquez to improve his record to (5-0-0) in a fight held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida, United States.[12] On July, he knocked the Mexican Ricardo Campillo in the second round in a Light Heavyweight category combat held in Hollywood, Florida, improving his record to 7-0.[13] In Santo Domingo, in October, he knocked out compatriot Emilio Cayetano who did not came out in the 5th round, resulting the 5th TKO and 8th victory for Castillo.[14]


  1. ^ AIBA. "Castillo Rivera Gilbert Lenin". Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  2. ^ Cadete, Primitivo (2009-03-17). "Gilbert Castillo: El nuevo pilar boxeo". Hoy (in Spanish). Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  3. ^ Adames F., Yoel (2012-01-24). "Una historia de amor entre Boxeo y Voleibol". Listin Diario (in Spanish). Retrieved 2013-01-24. 
  4. ^ Cáceres, José (2010-01-06). "Buscarán supremacía Gilbert, Brenda, Cáceres y Jack Michael deberán brillar". Hoy (in Spanish). Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  5. ^ a b Vargas, Kennedy (2008-07-30). "Gilbert Castillo Una joven promesa en Beijing". Hoy (in Spanish). Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  6. ^ "Dominicana y Brasil protagonizan semifinales del Preolímpico de boxeo". Terra (in Spanish). 2008-04-30. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  7. ^ Cadete, Primitivo (2008-05-25). "Púgiles de RD ganan seis oro en Copa Cheo Aponte en PR". Hoy (in Spanish). Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  8. ^ Donovan, Jake (2008-08-13). "2008 olympic Boxing Scoreboard Through Day Five". Boxing Scene. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  9. ^ AIBA (2009). "Boxing News" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  10. ^ AIBA (2009). "Draw Sheet". Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  11. ^ Sánchez, Reynaldo (2012-04-06). "Acquinity Sports firma a Lenin Castillo, Argenis Mendez y Felix Diaz". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  12. ^ "Boxeadores dominicanos brillaron en Florida". COLIMDO (in Spanish). 2012-05-20. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  13. ^ Abrams, Mark (2012-07-23). "Mendez decisions Honorio". Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  14. ^ Coster, Robert (2012-10-20). "Castillo halts Cayetano". Fightnews. Retrieved 2013-01-24. 

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