Roberto Balado

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Roberto Balado
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1990-1007-001, Berlin, TSC-Boxturnier, Roberto Balado, Arnold Venderlidje.jpg
Roberto Balado (left) facing Arnold Vanderlyde in Berlin, 1990
Personal information
Full name Roberto Balado Mendez
Nationality  Cuba
Born (1969-02-15)February 15, 1969
Jovellanos, Matanzas Province
Died July 2, 1994(1994-07-02) (aged 25)
Havana, Ciudad de la Habana
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 100 kg (220 lb)
Sport Boxing
Rated at Super Heavyweight

Roberto Balado Mendez (February 15, 1969 – July 2, 1994) was a Cuban boxer. At the 1992 Summer Olympics he won a Gold medal in the men's Super Heavyweight (+91 kg) category.

He was Olympic champion in 1992, three times world champion (Moscow 1989, Sydney 1991, and Tampere 1993), and five times Cuban national champion. He was also the winner of the Val Barker Trophy for Outstanding Boxer at the 1992 Olympic Games.


Roberto Balado died in a crash at a train crossing in Havana, on July 2, 1994.

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