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'''Guillermo Rigondeaux Ortiz''' (Born: September 30, 1980 in La Prueba, Cuba) is a Cuban boxer, who captured the Olympic gold medal at the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games, in the Bantamweight (54 kg) class. Rigondeaux is a seven-time (2000-06) Cuban national champion at bantamweight. He currently claims an amateur record of 243-4; with his losses coming to [[Rencise Perez]] and [[Beksat Sattarkhanov]] in 1998, [[Waldemar Font]] in 1999, and his most recent loss against [[Agasi Mamedov]] in 2003. Rigondeaux failed to show for a scheduled July 22, 2007 bout at the Pan-American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is believed that Rigondeaux may have chosen to defect with fellow Cuban amateur boxer [[Erislandy Lara]]. These defections and two others promoted Cuban leader Fidel Castro to criticize the defection of Cuban athletes.[http://in.reuters.com/article/sportsNews/idINIndia-28623020070724]
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'''Guillermo Rigondeaux Ortiz''' (Born: September 30, 1980 in La Prueba, Cuba) is a Cuban boxer, who captured the Olympic gold medal at the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games, in the Bantamweight (54 kg) class. Rigondeaux is a seven-time (2000-06) Cuban national champion at bantamweight. He currently claims an amateur record of 243-4; with his losses coming to [[Rencise Perez]] and [[Beksat Sattarkhanov]] in 1998, [[Waldemar Font]] in 1999, and his most recent loss against [[Agasi Mamedov]] in 2003.
  
 
== Olympic results ==
 
== Olympic results ==

Revision as of 03:41, 24 July 2007

Guillermo Rigondeaux Ortiz (Born: September 30, 1980 in La Prueba, Cuba) is a Cuban boxer, who captured the Olympic gold medal at the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games, in the Bantamweight (54 kg) class. Rigondeaux is a seven-time (2000-06) Cuban national champion at bantamweight. He currently claims an amateur record of 243-4; with his losses coming to Rencise Perez and Beksat Sattarkhanov in 1998, Waldemar Font in 1999, and his most recent loss against Agasi Mamedov in 2003.

Olympic results

2000

2004

Other amateur achievements

Possible Defection

July 22, 2007, Rigondeaux and teammate Erislandy Lara failed to appear for their scheduled bouts at the Pan American Games in Brazil. The no-show raises speculation that both boxers have fled Cuban delegation with the hopes of turning professional. If Rigondeaux is to turn professional, he would join fellow 2004 Cuban Olympians Odlanier Solis, Yuriorkis Gamboa and Yan Barthelemy, who defected earlier in 2007.