Yan Bartelemí

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Yan Barthelemy
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Yan Barthelemy
Personal information
Full name Yan Barthelemy Varela
Nationality Cuban
Born (1980-03-05) March 5, 1980 (age 37)
La Habana, Cuba
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 48 kg (106 lb)
Sport
Sport Boxing
Rated at Light Flyweight

Yan Barthelemy Varela (born March 5, 1980, Matanzas) is a Cuban-American amateur boxer, who won the gold medal in the light flyweight division (– 48 kg) at the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Amateur[edit]

In December 2006, Barthelemy together with fellow Athens Olympic champions Yuriorkis Gamboa Toledano and Odlanier Solís left training camp in Venezuela for Colombia and defected to the United States. They signed a contract with a Hamburg-based promoter and turned professional.[1]

He was part of the Cuban team that won the 2006 Boxing World Cup.[2]

Pro[edit]

Barthelemy made his pro debut on April 27, 2007 by winning a UD against Ravil Mukhamadiarov and knocked him down in the 4th round. Bartelemí was 6-0 before being upset by unhearded Ernie Marquez, suffering his 1st loss. Bartelemí then went to win the vacant WBC Latino Bantamweight title in his next match.[3] He most recently was upset by Jorge Diaz after taking the fight on short notice, losing by TKO, a major career setback.[citation needed]

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