Deivi (Deivis?) Julio Blanco
(b.April 12, 1980) is a Colombian
amateur boxer best known to qualify for the Olympics 2008 at Heavyweight201lbs limit.
At the PanAm Games 2007 the tall Julio ran into dominant Osmay Acosta
early and lost 2:10.
At the World Championships 2007 he suffered the ultimate humiliation when he was blitzed in a mere 15 seconds of round 1 by Elchin Alizade
At the first Olympic qualifier he was edged out by Deontay Wilder 5:6 but when Wilder and Acosta both qualified the 26 year old seized the opportunity at the second qualifier to defeat Alcivar Ayovi, Alexander Vellon and Hamilton Ventura to win the tournament.
He lost his Olympic bout to John M'Bumba 5:11.