Re: Andres Aldama 'The Cuban Assassin'
When he hit you,,,,,,,you went to sleep.
Actually, in 1975 and early-1976 - Andres Aldama was campaigning at (67 Kg)
Welterweight Division. At 6' 0", his frame could handle the extra 7 lbs. at 19 years-old.
He lost in 'semi-finals' at the (January 1976) 1976 Cuban National Tournament of the (67 Kg) division.
The Cuban Boxing Team dropped him down 7 lbs., to the Light-Welterweight Divsion, and he impressed
by winning the April 1976 Minsk Tournament in Moscow.
In June 1976, he then won the Cuban '1976' Olympic Box-Offs, by defeating the #1 Cuban Light-Welterweight -
Duque Stable 'twice' - and the #2 Cuban Light-Welterweight - Victor Corona 'twice'.
Andres Aldama was so impressive, that he was the #1 Ranked (63.5 Kg) Light-Welterweight at
the 1976 Summer Olympics, above #2 Ranked - Ray Leonard.
Last edited by Senor Pepe'; 10-11-2012 at 02:45 PM.