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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.
 
'''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.
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On 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. Rigondeaux is to turn professional,and will join fellow 2004 Cuban Olympians [[Odlanier Solis]], [[Yuriorkis Gamboa]] and [[Yan Barthelemy]], who defected earlier in 2007. As with the other Cuban defectors, Rigondeaux has signed a promotional deal with [[Ahmet Öner]] and Arena-Box Promotion.[http://www.boxingconfidential.com/articles.php?id=2217]
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== Olympic results ==
 
== Olympic results ==
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**Defeated [[Ali Aliyev]] (Russia) RSC 3
 
**Defeated [[Ali Aliyev]] (Russia) RSC 3
  
== 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. Rigondeaux is to turn professional,and will join fellow 2004 Cuban Olympians [[Odlanier Solis]], [[Yuriorkis Gamboa]] and [[Yan Barthelemy]], who defected earlier in 2007. As with the other Cuban defectors, Rigondeaux has signed a promotional deal with [[Ahmet Öner]] and Arena-Box Promotion.
 
 
 
[[Category:Olympic Gold Medalists|Rigondeaux Ortiz, Guillermo]]
 
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[[Category:Cuban Olympians|Rigondeaux Ortiz, Guillermo]]
 
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Revision as of 16:35, 26 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.

On 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. Rigondeaux is to turn professional,and will join fellow 2004 Cuban Olympians Odlanier Solis, Yuriorkis Gamboa and Yan Barthelemy, who defected earlier in 2007. As with the other Cuban defectors, Rigondeaux has signed a promotional deal with Ahmet Öner and Arena-Box Promotion.[1]


Olympic results

2000

2004

Other amateur achievements