Héctor Velásquez

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHéctor Juan•Velásquez Vera
Used nameHéctor•Velásquez
Born9 February 1952 in Loncoche (CHI)
Died18 August 2010 in Santiago (CHI)
Measurements154 cm / 48 kg
NOC Chile


Héctor Velázquez was Chilean champion as a junior flyweight in 1970 and 1971. In 1971 he won a silver medal in the flyweight class at the Pan American Games. After competing at the 1972 Olympics, he turned professional and fought intermittently from 1973-81 as a pro, compiling a record of 9 wins (4 by knockout) and 12 losses (3 by knockout). In 1979 he fought for the South American junior flyweight title, but lost on points to Argentina’s Rodolfo Rodríguez. Velázquez died several days after suffering a stroke in 2010.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Summer Olympics Boxing CHI Héctor Velásquez
Light-Flyweight, Men (Olympic) =9

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