Boxing at the 1960 Summer Olympics

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In the 1960 Summer Olympics, Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. (later known as Muhammad Ali) won the gold medal in the boxing light heavyweight division for the United States.

Medals[edit]

Pos Country: Gold: Silver: Bronze: Total:
1  Italy (ITA) 3 3 1 7
2  United States (USA) 3 0 1 4
3  Poland (POL) 1 3 3 7
4  Soviet Union (URS) 1 2 2 5
5  Hungary (HUN) 1 0 0 1
 Czechoslovakia (TCH) 1 0 1 2
7  Ghana (GHA) 0 1 0 1
 South Africa (RSA) 0 1 1 2
9  Great Britain (GBR) 0 0 3 3
10  Australia (AUS) 0 0 2 2
11  Japan (JPN) 0 0 1 1
 United Arab Republic (EGY) 0 0 1 1
 Finland (FIN) 0 0 1 1
 Argentina (ARG) 0 0 1 1
 Romania (ROU) 0 0 1 1
 Germany (EUA) 0 0 1 1

Results[edit]

Flyweight (-51 kg)[edit]

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Hungary Gyula Török, Hungary Soviet Union Sergei Sivko, Soviet Union Egypt Abdel Moneim El-Guindi, Egypt
Japan Kiyoshi Tanabe, Japan

Round 1[edit]

  • ItalyPaolo Curcetti(ITA) def.Uganda Frank Kisekka (UGA),5-0

Round 2[edit]

Round 3[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]

  • JapanKiyoshi Tanabe(JPN) def. RomaniaMircea Dobrescu(ROU), 4:1
  • Soviet UnionSergei Sivko(URS) def. West GermanyManfred Homberg(FRG), 5:0
  • HungaryGyula Török(HUN) def. ArgentinaMiguel Angel Botta(ARG), 5:0
  • EgyptAbdel Moneim El-Guindi (EGY) def.United States Humberto Barrera ( USA), 4:1

Semifinals[edit]

  • Soviet UnionSergei Sivko(URS) def. JapanKiyoshi Tanabe(JPN), 4:1
  • HungaryGyula Török(HUN) def. EgyptAbdel Moneim El-Guindi(EGY), 4:1

Final[edit]

  • HungaryGyula Török(HUN) def. Soviet UnionSergei Sivko(URS), 3:2

Bantamweight (-54kg)[edit]

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Soviet Union Oleg Grigoryev, Soviet Union Italy Primo Zamparini, Italy Poland Brunon Bendig, Poland
Australia Oliver Taylor, Australia

Round 1[edit]

Round 2[edit]

Round 3[edit]

Featherweight (-57kg)[edit]

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Italy Francesco Musso, Italy Poland Jerzy Adamski, Poland South Africa William Meyers, South Africa
Finland Jorma Limmonen, Finland

Round 1[edit]

Round 2[edit]

Lightweight (-60kg)[edit]

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Poland Kazimierz Paździor, Poland Italy Sandro Lopopolo, Italy United Kingdom Richard McTaggart, Great Britain
Argentina Abel Laudonio, Argentina

Round 1[edit]

Round 2[edit]

Round 3[edit]

Light welterweight (-63.5kg)[edit]

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Czechoslovakia Bohumil Němeček, Czechoslovakia Ghana Clement Quartey, Ghana United States Quincey Daniels, United States
Poland Marian Kasprzyk, Poland

Welterweight (-67kg)[edit]

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Italy Giovanni Benvenuti, Italy Soviet Union Yuri Radonyak, Soviet Union Poland Leszek Drogosz, Poland
United Kingdom Jimmy Lloyd, Great Britain

Light middleweight (-71kg)[edit]

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
United States Wilbert McClure, United States Italy Carmelo Bossi, Italy United Kingdom William Fisher, Great Britain
Soviet Union Boris Lagutin, Soviet Union

Middleweight (-75kg)[edit]

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
United States Eddie Crook, Jr. Poland Tadeusz Walasek, Poland Soviet Union Yevgeny Feofanov, Soviet Union
Romania Ion Monea, Romania

Light heavyweight (-81kg)[edit]

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
United States Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali), United States Poland Zbigniew Pietrzykowski, Poland Australia Anthony Madigan, Australia
Italy Giulio Saraudi, Italy

First round[edit]

  • Poland Zbigniew Pietrzykowski (POL) def. British Guiana Carl Crawford (GUA), 5–0
  • Bulgaria Petar Spassov (BUL) def. United Kingdom Johnny Ould (GRB), 4–1
  • Finland Matti Aho (FIN) def. Republic of Ireland Colm McCoy (IRL), 4–0

Second round[edit]

  • Soviet Union Gennadiy Shatkov (URS) def. Luxembourg Ray Cillien (LUX), 5–0
  • United States Cassius Clay (USA) def. Belgium Yvon Becot (BEL), stoppage – 2nd round
  • Australia Anthony Madigan def. Sweden Lars-Olof Norling (SVE), 5–0
  • Romania Gheorghe Negrea (ROM) def. Flag of the Uganda Protectorate.svg George Oywello (UGA), 5–0
  • Italy Giulio Saraudi (ITA) def. Pakistan Muhammad Safdar (PAK), 5–0
  • Argentina Rafael Gargiulo (ARG) def. Brazil José Leite (BRA), stoppage – 1st round
  • Poland Zbigniew Pietrzykowski (POL) def. Germany Emil Willer (GER), 5–0
  • Bulgaria Petar Spassov (BUL) def. Finland Matti Aho (FIN), 5–0

Quarterfinals[edit]

  • United States Cassius Clay (USA) def. Soviet Union Gennadiy Shatkov (URS), 5–0
  • Australia Anthony Madigan (AUS) def. Romania Gheorghe Negrea (ROM), ko – 2nd round
  • Italy Giulio Saraudi (ITA) def. Argentina Rafael Gargiulo (ARG), 5–0
  • Poland Zbigniew Pietrzykowski (POL) def. Bulgaria Petar Spassov (BUL), 5–0

Semifinals[edit]

  • United States Cassius Clay (USA) def. Australia Anthony Madigan (AUS), 5–0
  • Poland Zbigniew Pietrzykowski (POL) def. Italy Giulio Saraudi (ITA), 5–0

Final[edit]

  • United States Cassius Clay (USA) def. Poland Zbigniew Pietrzykowski (POL), 5–0

Heavyweight (81+ kg)[edit]

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Italy Francesco de Piccoli, Italy South Africa Daniel Bekker, South Africa Czechoslovakia Josef Němec, Czechoslovakia

Germany Günter Siegmund, Germany

Round 1(seiziémes de final)[edit]

  • Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Obrad.Sretenovic (YUG) def. Republic of Ireland Joe.Casey (IRL), 5-0

Round 2 (Huitiémes de final)[edit]

  • Czechoslovakia Josef Němec (USA) def. United Kingdom Thomas Dave (GRB),5-0
  • United States Percy Jr Price (USA) def Australia Ron Taylor (AUS),ko 2 round
  • Soviet Union Andrey Abramov (URS) def Spain Manuel Garcia (ESP) stop 1 round
  • Italy Franco de Piccoli (ITA) def Belgium Willy Venneman (BEL),Abandon 1 round

Quarter-finals[edit]

semi-finals[edit]

final[edit]

References[edit]