October 28, 1983|
Belém, Pará, Brazil
Myke Michel de Carvalho (born October 28, 1983 in Belém do Pará) is a Brazilian retired amateur boxer, best known for his participation in the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics and for winning bronze medals at the Panamerican Games in 2007 and 2011.
Carvalho stems from a boxing family, his uncle Dalgírio was a professional boxer. He started working out at the age of 11 and had his first amateur bout at 15.
He qualified for the 2004 Summer Olympics by ending up in first place at the 2nd AIBA American 2004 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At age 21 Carvalho lost at the Olympics 2004 in the men's lightweight division to Alex de Jesús of Puerto Rico, 24:39.
Now at junior welter he won the 2006 South American Games.
At his 2008 Olympic qualifier he lost his semifinal to Manuel Félix Díaz but edged out Gumersindo Carrasco in the all-important third-place bout 3:2 to qualify. At the Olympics he was upset by Mauritian Richarno Colin, see here.
At the 2012 American Boxing Olympic Qualification Tournament he beat Oscar Molina and qualified for his third Olympics in 2012, where he lost to Errol Spence.
Carvalho wished to achieve a fourth Olympic appearance at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, but a forearm injury one month before the qualifiers forced his retirement at the age of 33. He now takes care of a gym at his hometown of Belém.
- 2006 South Americans
- 2007 PanAm Games
- 2012 Qualifier
- "Myke de Carvalho Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-07-06.