Orlando Maldonado

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Orlando Maldonado
Medal record
Competitor for  Puerto Rico
Men's Boxing
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1976 Montreal Light Flyweight

Orlando Maldonado (born May 21, 1959 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico) is a retired boxer from Puerto Rico, who won the bronze medal in the men's light flyweight (– 48 kg) division at the 1976 Summer Olympics.[1] It was the second only the second medal ever for Puerto Rico, after boxer Juan Evangelista Venegas captured the Bronze medal in 1948.

Amateur career[edit]

Maldonado was the 1977 National Golden Gloves Flyweight champion, while boxing out of Miami, Florida.

Olympic Results[edit]

Pro career[edit]

Maldonado turned professional in 1977 and in 1983 challenged Rafael Orono for the WBC Super Flyweight Title but lost via TKO. He retired in 1984 with a record of 26-5-2 with 13 KO's.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Orlando Maldonado". databaseSports.com. Retrieved 3 November 2010.