Robeisy Ramírez

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Robeisy Ramírez
Personal information
Nationality Cuba
Born (1993-12-20) December 20, 1993 (age 23)
Cienfuegos, Cuba
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Sport
Country  Cuba
Sport Boxing
Event(s) Flyweight, Bantamweight
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals 2012, 2016
Highest world ranking 1

Robeisy Eloy Ramírez Carrazana (born December 20, 1993) is a Cuban amateur boxer best known for winning two Olympic gold medals. He is a southpaw.

In the flyweight boxing at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London he beat Nyambayaryn Tögstsogt of Mongolia to claim his first Olympic gold medal.[1] In the bantamweight boxing at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro he beat Shakur Stevenson of the United States to claim his second Olympic gold medal.

Biography[edit]

Ramirez was born in Cienfuegos.

At the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships he routed his first opponents but was edged out by eventual Russian champion Misha Aloyan but qualified for the Olympics. At the 2011 Pan American Games he won gold in the flyweight.

He won the gold medal in the men's bantamweight event at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Ramirez won four matches beating Shiva Thapa, Mahoud Mohamed, Jiawei Zhang, Akhmadaliev Murodjon to get to the final. Robeisy beat American favorite Shakur Stevenson 2-1 in the gold medal match to win his second Olympic gold medal.

Personal life[edit]

Ramirez is married and has a daughter. After capturing his second Olympic championship Ramirez plans on pursuing a 3rd Olympic championship 2020, at the moment he has no intentions of turning professional.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flyweight gold for Robeisy Carrazana Ramirez". BBC Sport. 12 August 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Robeisy Ramirez". Rio 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 

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