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ANDY CRUZ – 56 KG

  • Date of Birth : 12/08/1995
  • Height : 169cm
  • Residence : Matanzas
  • Stance : Orthodox
  • Began boxing : 2008

Faced with the pressure of replacing London 2012 Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez in the Cuban squad, Gomez produced some terrific performances in Season V of the World Series of Boxing, and claimed gold in both of the major American tournaments this summer. The 20-year-old reached the quarter-finals of the 2012 AIBA Youth World Championships, and has won four tournaments over the past two years.

Past Results

  • 2015 – AMBC American Confederation Boxing Championships (Vargas, VEN) 1st place – 56KG Won against Hector Luis Garcia (DOM) 3:0 in the final; Won against Jose Diaz (VEN) WO in the semi-final; Won against David Segundo Padilla (ECU) 3:0 in the quarter-final
  • 2015 – Toronto 2015 Panamerican Games (Toronto, CUB) 1st place – 56KG Won against Hector Luis Garcia (DOM) 3:0 in the final; Won against Kenny Lally (CAN) 3:0 in the semi-final; Won against Carlos Rocha (BRA) 3:0 in the quarter-final
  • 2015 – World Series of Boxing Season 2015 13th Round – 56KG Won against Sean McGoldrick (WAL) 3:0
  • 2015 – World Series of Boxing Season 2015 11th Round – 56KG Won against Diao Jianhao (CHN) 3:0
  • 2015 – World Series of Boxing Season 2015 9th Round – 56KG Won against Fahem Hammachi (ALG) 3:0
  • 2015 – World Series of Boxing Season 2015 7th Round – 56KG Won against Omurbek Malabekov (KGZ) 3:0
  • 2015 – World Series of Boxing Season 2015 3rd Round – 56KG Won against Brian Gonzalez (MEX) 3:0
  • 2014 – Cuban National Championships 2nd place – 56KG Lost to Robeisy Ramirez (CUB) 2:1 in the final; Won against Javier Ibanez (CUB) 3:0 in the semi-final; Won against Aurelio Fuentes (CUB) 3:0 in the quarter-final; Won against Kelvy Morales (CUB) 3:0 in the first preliminary round
  • 2014 – Roberto Balado Cup (Havana, CUB) 1st place – 56KG Won against Mohamed Hammout (MAR) 3:0 in the final; Won against Norlan Yera (CUB) 3:0 in the semi-final; Won against Jhonny Blanco (VEN) WO in the quarter-final
  • 2014 – Teofilo Stevenson Cup (Las Tunas, CUB) 1st place – 56KG Won against Yaimiel Heredia (CUB) 3:0 in the final; Won against Marinolvis Zayas (CUB) TKO 2nd round in the semi-final
  • 2013 – Pavlyukov Youth Memorial Tournament (Anapa, RUS) 3rd place – 52KG Lost to Dulat Bekbaulov (KAZ) 8+:8 in the semi-final; Won against Ivan Blynda (RUS) 12:9 in the quarter-final; Won against Abdulkhay Sharakhmatov (UZB) 11+:11 in the first preliminary round
  • 2013 – Cuban Youth National Championships 1st place – 52KG Won against Dariesky Palmero (CUB) 33:18 in the final; Won against Raidel Perez (CUB) 20:10 in the semi-final; Won against Osval Caballero (CUB) 27:13 in the quarter-final; Won against Franklin Castaneda (CUB) 24:15 in the first preliminary round
  • 2012 – Cuban National Championships 3rd place – 49KG Lost to Yunier Echevarria (CUB) DQ 2nd round in the semi-final; Won against Osain Gonzalez (CUB) 14:9 in the quarter-final; Won against Desiderio Gonzalez (CUB) 24:9 in the first preliminary round
  • 2012 – AIBA Youth World Championships (Yerevan, ARM) 5th place – 49KG Lost to Lu Bin (CHN) 16:13 in the quarter-final; Won against Keith Flavin (IRL) 21:13 in the second preliminary round; Won against Robert Trigg (AUS) 14:7 in the first preliminary round
  • 2012 – Cuban Youth National Championships 1st place – 49KG