Mario Kindelán

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Mario César Kindelán Mesa (born 10 August 1971 in Holgu) is a former amateur boxer from Cuba, who competed in the Lightweight Category and was a two-time Olympic Gold medalist. Kindelan holds wins over future professional world champions Felix Trinidad, Miguel Cotto, Amir Khan and Andreas Kotelnik. Kindelan also beat fellow Olympic champions Somluck Kamsing and Felix Diaz

Amateur Highlights

  • 1998 World Cup Champion
  • 1999 Pan-American Games Champion
  • 1999 World Champion
  • 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist
  • 2001 World Champion
  • 2003 World Champion
  • 2003 Pan-American Games Champion
  • 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist

Olympic Games

2000 in Sydney, Australia (as a lightweight)

2004 in Athens, Greece (as a lightweight)


World Amateur Championships

1999 in Houston, United States (as a lightweight)

2001 in Belfast, Northern Ireland (as a lightweight)

2003 in Bangkok, Thailand (as a lightweight)