Juan Evangelista Venegas

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Name: Juan Venegas
Birth Name: Juan Evangelista Venegas
Born: 1929-06-02
Birthplace: Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
Nationality: Puerto Rican
Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Stance: Southpaw
Boxing Record: click

In 1948 Juan Evangelista Venegas won the New York Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions at bantamweight and represented New York for the Intercity Golden Gloves' championship at bantamweight stopping Kenneth Nienhause at 1:37 of the 1st.

First Puerto Rican to win an Olympic medal. The Puerto Rican Boxing Commission sponsored the Juan Evangelista Venegas Boxing Tournament in his memory. Venegas died in the 1980s.

Olympic games results

1948 (as a bantamweight)


Preceded by:
Johnny Breeze
New York Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions
Bantamweight Champion

1948
Succeeded by:
Noel Humphreys
Preceded by:
Bob Bell
Intercity Golden Gloves
Bantamweight Champion

1948
Succeeded by:
Noel Humphreys


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