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Ángel Espinosa

Full name: Ángel Espinosa Capó
Gender: Male
Height: 5-2.5 (160 cm)
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Born: October 2, 1966 in Holguín, Holguín, Cuba
Died: April 12, 2017 in Hialeah Gardens, Florida, United States
Country: CUB Cuba
Sport: Boxing


Ángel Espinosa first came to international attention when he won the 1983 World Junior Championships as a junior welterweight, knocking out American [Meldrick Taylor] in the final. Because of the Soviet-led boycott Espinosa was unable to compete at the 1984 Olympics. In 1986 he won gold medals as light-middleweight at both the World Championships and the Central American and Caribbean Games, and he added another title at the 1987 Pan American Games. Espinosa also could not compete at the 1988 Seoul Olympics as Cuba again boycotted, in solidarity with North Korea, but he took a middleweight silver medal at the 1989 World Championships. At the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, Espinosa fought as a light-heavyweight but lost in the quarter-finals to Poland’s [Wojciech Bartnik]. In 2010 Espinosa escaped Cuba and settled in Miami. He began training boxers at the Hialeah School of Boxing, where he was found dead in the gym in April 2017.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Boxing Men's Light-Heavyweight Cuba CUB 5T

Men's Light-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result S MR R T
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Boxing Cuba CUB Quarter-Finals Match #4 2 1992-08-04 Bartnik (POL) , Espinosa (CUB) 7
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Boxing Cuba CUB Round Two Match #8 1 1992-07-31 Espinosa (CUB) , Castelli (ITA) referee stops contest (head blow) 1 2:34
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Boxing Cuba CUB Round One Match #15 1 1992-07-29 Espinosa (CUB) , Gürgen (TUR) referee stops contest 3 1:54
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