Carlos Banteaux

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Carlos Banteaux Suárez (b. October 13, 1986) is a Cuban amateur boxer from Santiago de Cuba best known for winning a silver medal at the 2008 Olympics as a welterweight. His name is sometimes spelled Banteur by some sources.

Amateur career

Banteaux won the 64 kg World Junior Championships 2004, but struggled at senior level for years at light welter, even nationally. His best result was a second place in 2006 vs Inocente Fiss, in 2007 he again exited early.

After the failed defection of dominant welterweight world champ Erislandy Lara, the division in Cuba was wide open. Banteaux moved up and won the 2008 nationals immediately with a clear 15-6 final win over veteran Yudel Jhonson.

He won the Dominican Copa Independencia and dominated his four bouts at the Olympic qualifier routing Oscar Molina 19-4 in the all-important semifinal. In the final he also beat fellow qualifier John Jackson 12-2.

Banteaux dominated the National scene from 2008-2011, winning four straight national "Playa Giron" championships.

Olympic results

2008 (as a welterweight)

World Amateur Championships results

2009 (as a welterweight)

2011 (as a welterweight)

Pan American Games results

2011 (as a welterweight)