Edward "Eddie" L. Flynn (October 25, 1909 – October 14, 1982) was an American boxer who competed in the 1932 Summer Olympics.
He was born in New Orleans and died in Tampa, Florida.
A 1936 graduate of Loyola University New Orleans, Eddie Flynn won a boxing gold medal in the welterweight (147 pounds) division at the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles, defeating Erich Campe of Germany in the finals. It would be 20 years until another American fighter would win an Olympic gold media with five U.S. boxers earning gold in the 1952 Olympics. Flynn fought for the Wolfpack in the early 1930s under New Orleans sports icon Tad Gormley. The Tampa native was the National AAU Champion in 1931 and 1932 and completed his amateur career with a perfect 144-0 record. According to the 1932 Loyola’s Wolf Yearbook, “(Flynn) swept all opposition aside and was chosen to represent the United States in the welterweight division in a series of boxing matches in New York with the European champions from Italy. In one of the most color fights of his career Eddie met and defeated the Italian champion, who held the crown of the foreign countries.” After the Olympics, Flynn fought professionally until he was drafted in 1935 and served through World War II. Flynn was part of the inaugural Loyola Athletics Hall of Fame class in 1964. He was also inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame in 1974, the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame in 1981, and the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame in 2010. Flynn, who practiced dentistry in Tampa, died at the age of 66 in 1976.
Amateur career 
Flynn was the U.S. amateur champion in both 1931 and 1932. In 1932 he won the gold medal in the welterweight class after winning the final against Erich Campe.
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