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Yankiel Rivera ended his career as an amateur after a setback in Tokyo: “Now I’m thinking about going pro”

Yankiel Rivera (blue) had a seven-year career as an amateur fighter and was a medalist at the Central American and Pan American levels. (Ramón "Tonito" Zayas from

A Quick translated update on Boricua boxer, Yankiel in the Tokio Olympics from


The Puerto Rican fighter confirmed his intention to sign as a professional after the loss in the first round of the Olympics against Saken Bibossinov, from Kazakhstan

Tokyo Flyweight Yankiel Rivera ended his amateur career today, Monday, after a defeat in the first round of the 2020 Olympic Games and will begin this year a professional stage in which he aspires to fulfill another dream.

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  1. Rich Mancuso

    July 27, 2021 at 2:28 am

    Know the fighter well And plan to see a feature here from me soon.

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