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Raúl Castañeda

Full name: Raúl Castañeda
Nickname(s): Pay
Gender: Male
Height: 5-1 (156 cm)
Weight: 106 lbs (48 kg)
Born: September 20, 1982 in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico
Died: September 6, 2017 in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Country: MEX Mexico
Sport: Boxing


Raúl Castañeda competed as a light-flyweight at the 2004 Athina Olympics. He continued to compete as an amateur and won a bronze medal at the 2007 Pan American Games. Castañeda actually started competing as a professional in 2005, winning his first bout on 1 October. He fought professionally through 2012, finishing with a record of 15 wins (8 by KO) and 2 losses. In May 2009 Castañeda fought Mario Rodríguez for the WBC Continental Americas Minimumweight title, but lost by decision.

Castañeda had difficult times in later life, and was arrested several times for robbery. He was killed in 2017 in what appears to have been a drive-by shooting.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2004 Summer 21 Athina Boxing Men's Light-Flyweight Mexico MEX 9T

Men's Light-Flyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result S R1S R2S R3S R4S MR
2004 Summer 21 Athina Boxing Mexico MEX Round Two Match #2 2 2004-08-21 Kazakov (RUS) , Castañeda (MEX) 16 4 5 1 6
2004 Summer 21 Athina Boxing Mexico MEX Round One Match #3 1 Castañeda (MEX) bye
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