José Kelvin de la Nieve

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is de la Nieve and the second or maternal family name is Linares.
José Kelvin de la Nieve
Personal information
Born (1986-08-22) August 22, 1986
Los Alcarrizos, Dominican Republic
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Sport Boxing
Event(s) Light flyweight, Flyweight
Coached by Jose Manuel Berdonce

José Kelvin de la Nieve Linares (born August 22, 1986 in Los Alcarrizos, Dominican Republic) is a boxer competied in the light flyweight weight class at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics for Spain.

He became a Spanish citizen in 2000 and is based out of Huelva. He has been competing with the Club Deportivo Yoon. After failing to qualify for the 2004 Olympics, he won the bronze medal in the 2005 Mediterranean Games and was able to become the only boxer from Spain to box in Beijing. He lost his Olympic debut to American southpaw Luis Yanez 9:12.

De la Nieve won silver at the 2008 European Amateur Boxing Championships in Liverpool, England after he lost to Hovhannes Danielyan in the final.[1]

At the 2010 European Amateur Boxing Championships in Moscow, Russia he won the bronze medal after he lost to Paddy Barnes from Ireland in the Semifinals.

He qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics, but again lost in the first round, this time to Carlos Quipo of Ecuador.[2]


  1. "Medallists by weight category" (PDF). AIBA. Retrieved 16 November 2008.
  2. "46 - 49 kg (Light Fly weight) men results - Boxing - London 2012 Olympics". Retrieved 2016-03-30.

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