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Domenico Valentino [en]

Il pugile delle Fiamme oro, Domenico Valentino

Place of birth: Marcianise (Caserta)
Date of birth: 17 May 1984
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 60 kg
Sport: Boxing
Weight class: Lightweight (60 kg)
Occupation: Police Officer (rank: Assistente)
Original club: Medaglie d'Oro Marcianise
Present club: Fiamme Oro

Born on May 17, 1984, at Marcianise, near Caserta, Domenico started practicing boxing at the "Medaglie d'Oro" gym of his home town, under the technical tutelage of master Raffaele Munno, and is considered to be one of the most talented young boxers in the Italian scene today.

He joined the police sports group Fiamme Oro in 2005, under the guidance of Giulio Coletta and Michele Caldarella.

His great personality enabled him to win many national and international titles in the Lightweight division (60 kg), among which a bronze medal at the 2005 World championships in Myanyang (China) and a silver medal at the Chicago World Championships (USA) in 2007. Domenico has now fixed a problem with his right hand that prevented him from doing his best in the world finals, which he lost by point decisions, since he could fight with his left arm only.

He was part of the Italian team at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, where he was defeated in the second round. Though he did not give up and threw himself fully into the workouts, reaping the benefits of his efforts and winning the title of World Champion in 2009.

At the London Olympics he was stopped in the quarterfinals.

Results

World Championships
2013 - Almaty (Kazakhstan) - Bronze
2011 - Baku (Azerbaijan) - Bronze
2009 - Milan (Italy) - Gold
2007 - Chicago (USA) - Silver
2005 - Myanyang (China) - Bronze

European Championships
2011 - Ankara (Turkey) - Silver
2004 - Pola (Croatia) - Bronze

Mediterranean Games
2005 - Almeria (Spain) - Gold

World Military Championships
2003 - Gold

Italian Championships
2007 - Gold
2006 - Gold
2005 - Gold
2004 - Gold
2003 - Gold

Europan Union Championships
2007 - Dublin (Irland) - Bronze
2006 - Pecs (Hungary) - Gold

Internatinal Tournaments
2008 - Kiev (Ucraine) - Bronze
2007 - Plovdiv (Bulgary) - Silver
2007 - Helsinki (Finland) - Gold
2007 - Pola (Croatia) - Gold
2007 - Guyang (China) - Gold
2006 - Porto Torres (Italy) - Gold

Italian version

25/07/2012
(modificato il 14/11/2013)