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Juan Roldán

Argentine boxer

Juan Roldán is ...


Born 6 March 1957 in Freyre
Died 18 November 2020 in San Francisco
Age 63 years, 8 months
Cause COVID-19

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship Argentina
Manner of death natural causes
Occupation boxer
Height 1.73m (5'8")
Country for sport Argentina
Sport boxing

About Juan Roldán

Juan Roldán was born on March 6, 1957, in San Francisco, Córdoba, Argentina. He was a professional boxer who fought in the middleweight division during the 1980s. Roldán was known for his aggressive style and punching power, which earned him the nickname "The Hammer."

Roldán began his professional career in 1978 and quickly made a name for himself in Argentina. He won his first 29 fights, with 27 of those victories coming by way of knockout. In 1982, he fought for the first time outside of Argentina, defeating American boxer Tony Braxton in Las Vegas.

Roldán's big break came in 1984 when he fought Marvin Hagler for the undisputed middleweight championship. Despite being a heavy underdog, Roldán gave Hagler a tough fight, knocking him down in the second round. However, Hagler ultimately won the fight by a unanimous decision.

After the Hagler fight, Roldán continued to fight top-level competition, including Thomas Hearns and Michael Nunn. He won the WBC middleweight title in 1987, but lost it in his first defense to Nunn.

Roldán retired from boxing in 1992 with a record of 67 wins, 5 losses, and 1 draw, with 47 of his victories coming by way of knockout. He was inducted into the Argentine Boxing Hall of Fame in 2005.

Despite his success in the ring, Roldán's personal life was marred by controversy. He was arrested multiple times for drug-related offenses and served time in prison.

In a 2014 interview with ESPN, Roldán reflected on his career and the mistakes he made outside of the ring. "I made a lot of mistakes in my life, but I'm proud of what I accomplished in boxing," he said. "I gave it my all every time I stepped into the ring."


- "Juan Roldán." BoxRec,

- "Juan Roldán: 'I made a lot of mistakes in my life, but I'm proud of what I accomplished in boxing'." ESPN, 27 May 2014,

About Death

Roldán died on November 18, 2020, from COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic in Argentina. He was 63.

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