Félix Savón

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Name: Felix Savon Fabre
Born: 1967-09-22
Birthplace: San Vicente, Guantanamo, Cuba
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 6′ 5″ / 196cm
Reach: 82″ / 210cm
Trainers: Alcides Sagarra Garon and Pedro Luis Diaz



Felix Savon carried on the Cuban tradition of heavyweight dominance in the amateurs, winning three consecutive Olympic Gold Medals, capturing gold at six consecutive World Championships, as well as a silver at the 1999 World Championships. In Cuba, Savon would win the Cuban National Championship thirteen times between 1985 to 1998. Savon holds wins over future professional world champions Michael Bentt, Ray Mercer, Shannon Briggs, Lamon Brewster, Ruslan Chagaev and Sultan Ibragimov. Savon also beat fellow Olympic champions Ray Mercer, Roberto Balado and Odlanier Solis.

Olympic Results

1992

1996

2000

World Amateur Championships results

1986 in Reno, United States.

1989 in Moscow, Soviet Union.

1991 in Sydney, Australia.

1993 in Tampere, Finland.

1995 in Berlin, Germany.

1997 in Budapest, Hungary.

  • Savon was later awarded the gold medal as Chagaev was disqualified for having boxed professionally.

1999 in Houston, United States.

The Cuban team walked out of the competition after they believed they were not treated properly by the judges. Savon stopped Michael Bennett when they fought at the Olympics a year later.

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