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Carlos Balderas

Carlos Balderas

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California
Balderas
Carlos
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M
USA
840859200
Santa Maria
132
United States
5'7"
Other States
United States
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California
ACTIVE
Ever since he began boxing at age 7 – a way to keep him out of trouble after arguments with friends began to escalate into physical fights – Carlos Balderas dreamed of representing the United States in the Olympics. It’s a dream that Balderas will be able to live out in Rio, as he became the first member of the USA Boxing team to qualify for the 2016 Olympics, earning a spot in the men’s lightweight (60kg/132 lbs) division thanks to his ranking in the class during the 2015 World Series of Boxing season. A first-generation American, Balderas has always been inspired by his family’s tremendous work ethic. Balderas’ grandfather was so intent on moving his children out of Mexico and into the United States that he and Balderas’ uncles worked the strawberry fields until they could afford to move the rest of the family – including Balderas’ father – to California. That strong work ethic is a trait that Balderas has adapted in his own life in his pursuit of making the Olympics, as he is dedicated to his training and the sacrifices that come with it.
2016
Santa Maria
Rio
02/19/2016 - 14:36
07/29/2016 - 22:05
Sport: 
BX
Boxing
Events: 
BXM060000
Picture: 
Carlos Balderas
Getting to know you facts: 
Considers his speed and foot movement to be his strongest assets in the boxing ring
4-1 record during Season V of the World Series of Boxing in 2015
2014 U.S. Youth Open champion