José Villanueva

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José Villanueva
Personal information
Born March 19, 1913
Died 1983

José Luis Villanueva (March 19, 1913 – 1983) was an amateur boxer from the Philippines who represented his country at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. Born in Binondo, Manila, he won the bronze medal in the bantamweight class after winning the fight for third place against Joseph Lang.

His son, Anthony Villanueva, also became a boxer, and won a silver medal during the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

Later life[edit]

Villanueva became a boxing trainer. One of his trained fighters was Gabriel Elorde who won a world 130-pound title and held it for seven years.[1] Villanueva died of heart attack in 1983. [2]


  1. ^ Eddie Alinea (May 18, 2014). "Remembering Anthony Villanueva". Manila Standard Today. Retrieved 2014-06-09. 
  2. ^ Joaquin Henson (May 18, 2014). "Olympic hero interred today". The Philippine Star. Retrieved August 30, 2014.