Antonio Vargas

Boxing

Antonio Vargas
Weight class: Flyweight/114 lbs
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Resides in Kissimmee, Fla.
Birthdate: August 15, 1996
Height: 5-5
Coach: Doel Montes
Club: Heart of a Warrior
Began boxing: At nine, to stay out of trouble
Greatest asset in the ring: Humility and discipline. I love God above all things
If you weren't boxing, what would you be doing?: Track and Field
Biggest motivation: Family, I want to fulfill my father’s dream for me, which was to win a gold medal in the 2016 Olympic Games
Biggest accomplishment in boxing: Winning the 2015 Pan American Games
Favorite book: The Bible
Pre-fight ritual: Pray, I don’t listen to music
Favorite punch: Left hook
Did you know:
* I defeated two qualified Olympians from Puerto Rico and Cuba to win the 2016 Pan American Games
* My parents got my started in boxing to help with my ADD
* I’m a lover of Jesus Christ and he’s first in my life
* My girlfriend Melody is also a boxer and her father is my coach
2015 USA BOXING ELITE MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
2016 OLYMPIC TRIALS CHAMPION
2015 PAN AMERICAN GAMES CHAMPION
2015 USA BOXING NATIONAL CHAMPION
2013 KLITCHKO BROTHER TOURNAMENT

2013 USA BOXING YOUTH CHAMPION


Former Olympic Flyweight Boxers:

Flyweight

112 lbs

1920: Frankie DeGenero (1st) 

1920: Peter Zivic

1924: Fidel La Barba, New York, N.Y. (1st) 

1924: Raymond Fee, St. Paul, Minn. (3rd) 

1928: Hyman Miller, Philadelphia, Pa.

1932: Louis Salica, New York, N.Y. (3rd)

1936: Louis D. Laurie, Cleveland, Ohio (3rd) 

1948: Frank J. Sodano, Philadelphia, Pa.

1952: Nathan E. Brooks, Cleveland, Ohio (1st)

1956: Ray Perez, Honolulu, Hawaii

1960: Humberto Barrera, Robstown, Texas

1964: Bob Carmody, Army (3rd)

1968: Harlan Marbley, Army (3rd)

1972: Tim Dement, Shreveport, La.

1976: Leo Randolph, Tacoma, WA (1st)

1980: Richard Sandoval, Pomona, Calif. (The United States did not participate)

1984: Steve McCrory, Detroit, Mich. (1st)

1988: Arthur Johnson, Minneapolis, Minn.

1992: Timothy Austin, Cincinnati, Ohio (3rd)

1996: Eric Morel, Madison, Wis.

2000: Jose Navarro, Los Angeles, Calif.

2004: Ron Siler, Cincinnati, Ohio

2008: Rau’shee Warren, Cincinnati, Ohio

114 lbs

2012: Rau’shee Warren, Cincinnati, Ohio

115 lbs

1904: George Finnegan (2nd)

1904: Oliver L. Kirk (1st)


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