Orlando Martínez

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Orlando Martínez
Personal information
Full name Orlando Martínez Romero
Nationality  Cuba
Born (1944-09-02) September 2, 1944 (age 72)
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 54 kg (119 lb)
Sport Boxing
Rated at Bantamweight

Orlando Martínez (born September 2, 1944)[1] is a former bantamweight boxer from Cuba, who won the gold medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics. Three years later he captured the gold at the 1975 Pan American Games. Orlando was awarded a hotly disputed 3-2 split decision over Great Britain's George Turpin in the 1972 Munich Olympics semi final, before coasting to a comfortable points win over future World Bantamweight Champion Alfonzo Zamora in the final to win the Gold medal.

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  1. ^ Cuban sources report his year of birth: 1946

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