Robert Alfonso

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Alfonso and the second or maternal family name is Acea.
Robert Alfonso
Personal information
Full name Robert Leodan Alfonso Acea
Nationality  Cuba
Born (1986-11-11) November 11, 1986 (age 30)
Havana, Ciudad de la Habana
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 102 kg (225 lb)
Sport
Sport Boxing
Rated at Super Heavyweight

Robert Leodan Alfonso Acea (born November 11, 1986) is a Cuban professional boxer. He is best known for his victory at the 2007 Pan American games in the super heavyweight division.

Career[edit]

Alfonso beat Newfel Ouatah but lost to Russian Evgeny Romanov at the world junior championships 2004 (semifinal).

He was also defeated nationally by compatriot superstar Odlanier Solis twice in 2004 at 201 lbs and later went up to super heavy.

He became the Cuban #1 only after Solis (who had gone up in weight, too) defected and he beat veteran Michel López Núñez in the National Championships 2007 and 2008.

He immediately won a major title, in the Pan American Games in Rio, beating Brazilian Antonio Rogerio Nogueira 4:0 in the semis and Columbian Oscar Rivas 8:4 in the finals [1].

He qualified for the 2008 Olympics by beating young American Michael Hunter jr. in the final of their qualifier 9:1.

He lost his first Olympic bout 3:5 to Ukrainian Vyacheslav Glazkov.

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