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Jonathan Esquivel

    Athlete Bio



    Weight class:
    Light heavyweight/178 lbs
    Birthdate: October 30, 1994
    Hometown: Anaheim, Calif.
    Height: 5-11
    Coach: Arthur James
    Club: Anaheim Boxing Club
    Began boxing: In 2008 because my father wanted me to learn it for self defense
    Favorite TV show: The Simpsons
    Favorite book: The Outsiders
    Greatest asset in the ring: My speed and strength and the ability to adjust
    Favorite punch: Jab
    Favorite post-weigh in meal: In and Out
    Biggest inspiration: My parents because they provide so much to watch me succeed
    Favorite hobby: Photography
    Biggest motivation: God
    Did you know: Jonathan got his nickname “El Diamante” from his role model Michael Barajas who passed away

    Former Olympic Light Heavyweight Boxers:

    Light heavyweight

    175 lbs
    1920: Edward P. Eagan (1st)
    1920: Edwin Schell
    1924: Thomas Kirby, Boston, Mass.
    1924: George Mulholland, Indianapolis, Ind.
    1928: Leon Lucas, Camden, N.J.
    1932: John Miller, Alvia, Iowa
    1936: Carl Vinciquerra, Omaha, Neb.
    1948: Charles W. Spieser, Detroit, Mich.

    178 lbs
    1952: Norvel L. Lee, Washington, DC (1ST)
    1956: James Boyd, Rocky Mount, N.C./Army (1st)
    1960: Cassius Clay, Louisville, Ky. (1st)
    1964: Bob Christopherson, USAF
    1968: Arthur Redden, Wilmington, Del./Marines
    1972: Raymond Russell, Marines
    1976: Leon Spinks, St. Louis, Mo. (1st)
    1980: Leroy Murphy, Chicago, Ill. (The United States did not participate)
    1984: Evander Holyfield, Atlanta, Ga. (2nd)
    1988: Andrew Maynard, Army (1st)
    1992 Montell Griffin, Chicago, Ill.
    1996: Antonio Tarver, Orlando, Fla. (3rd)
    2000: Olanda Anderson, Ft. Carson, Colo./Army
    2004: Andre Ward, Oakland, Calif. (1st.)
    2012: Marcus Browne, Staten Island, N.Y.

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