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. Kindelan retired in May 2005, after he was defeated by Amir Khan in a rematch in Bolton, England (19-13).

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

In 1999, he was named as one of the top ten athletes in Cuba, and was named boxer of the year.

World amateur championships

2003 (as a lightweight)

Olympic games

2000 (as a lightweight)

2004 (as a lightweight)