Yudel Jhonson

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Yudel Johnson

Name: Yudel Jhonson
Birth Name: Yudel Jhonson Cedeno
Born: 1981-06-06 (Age:34)
Birthplace: Cuba
Hometown: Miami, Florida, USA
Stance: Southpaw
Height: 5′ 11″   /   180cm
Reach: 72½″   /   184cm
Boxing Record: click

Yudel Jhonson Cedeno (born: June 6, 1981) is a Cuban boxer, who was silver medalist at Light Welterweight (139 lbs.) at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.

Olympic Results

Amateur Highlights

  • 1998 Silver Medalist at the Panamerican Junior Championships in Toluca, Mexico at light flyweight. Results were:
  • 1998 Competed at the World Junior Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina at light flyweight. Results were:
  • 1999 Gold Medalist at the Panamerican Games in Winnipeg, Canada at featherweight. Results were:
  • 1999 Competed at the World Championships in Houston, United States at featherweight. Results were:
  • 2001 Gold Medalist at the Goodwill Games in Brisbane, Australia at welterweight. Results were:
  • 2002 Gold Medalist at the World Cup (Team Competition) in Astana, Kazakhstan at welterweight. Results were:
  • 2006 Gold Medalist at the Central American & Caribbean Games in Cartagena, Colombia at light welterweight. Results were:

Jhonson was a Cuban National champion at light flyweight in 1998 and at welterweight in 2002. Other years he lost in hard battles to, among others, Lorenzo Aragon, Erislandy Lara and Carlos Banteaux. In the spring of 2009, Jhonson defected with fellow Cubans Yordanis Despaigne and Guillermo Rigondeaux, to turn professional.