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Jesse Valdez

Full name: Jesus "Jesse" Valdez
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (174 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: July 12, 1947 in Houston, Texas, United States
Affiliations: US Air Force, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Jesse Valdez was a classic stylist who was a top amateur fighter, although he never turned professional. By the time of Munich Olympics, his career record was 227 wins and 12 losses, and included two AAU titles, two National Golden Gloves titles, three Inter-Service championships, and a bronze at the 1967 Pan American Games. Valdez had attended Howard Payne College and then joined the air force. He was a staff sergeant in 1972 when he lost in the semi-finals to eventual champion, Emilio Correa of Cuba. Valdez retired after the Olympics but remained in the Air Force as a career military man.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 25 München Boxing Men's Welterweight United States USA 3T Bronze

Men's Welterweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP MR
1972 Summer 25 München Boxing United States USA Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1972-09-08 Correa (CUB) , Valdez (USA) 2 59 58 58 60 59 294
1972 Summer 25 München Boxing United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1972-09-06 Valdez (USA) , Khokhlov (URS) 5 60 58+ 59 59+ 60 296 decision
1972 Summer 25 München Boxing United States USA Round Three Match #8 1 1972-09-01 Valdez (USA) , Jackson (UGA) 4 58 60 60 60 60 298 decision
1972 Summer 25 München Boxing United States USA Round Two Match #16 1 1972-08-30 Valdez (USA) , Burga (PER) 4 59 58 60 60 60 297 decision
1972 Summer 25 München Boxing United States USA Round One Match #32 1 1972-08-28 Valdez (USA) , Kalipe (TOG) 5 60 60 60 60 60 300 decision