Robert Lous "Bob" Olin (July 4, 1908, in New York City – December 16, 1956, in New York City) was an American boxer.
In 1928 Olin won the New York City Golden Gloves 175 lb (79 kg) Open Championship. He won all 35 of his amateur fights, including as well the New York Metropolitan AAU.
His early career record was good, but spotty against the top talent of the division.
Olin lost only 11 of his first 55 fights before battling former middleweight champion Lou Brouillard in 1934. In the span of three months in 1934, Olin was defeated twice by Brouillard.
Surprisingly, he was still given a title shot later that year against world light-heavyweight champion Maxie Rosenbloom. The fight turned out to the be the last time that two Jewish fighters have fought for a world title. In 1934, he defeated Rosenbloom for the light heavyweight title in a dull fight. Many in the audience that day booed the effort of the two fighters.
Olin's first title defense came less than a year later when he faced John Henry Lewis in October 1935. He lost the crown to Lewis. In June 1937, Lewis and Olin fought again for the championship and this time Olin was knocked out in the eighth round by the Hall of Famer.
He retired with a record of 55–27–4 (25 KO).
Olin was cagey with a good punch and a good right hand.
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