Leo Randolph

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Leo Randolph
Personal information
Born February 27, 1958

Leo Randolph (born February 27, 1958 in Columbus, Mississippi) is a former American boxer, who won the Flyweight Gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics.

Amateur career[edit]

Randolph had an outstanding amateur career. Randolph was a product of the Tacoma Boys Club amateur program, along with fellow Olympic Gold Medalist Sugar Ray Seales, and future world champions Rocky Lockridge and Johnny Bumphus. Randolph was trained as an amateur and professional by Joe Clough, the head trainer at the Tacoma Boys Club. In 1975 he was the National Golden Gloves Flyweight champion. He was a National AAU flyweight champion, and was the 1976 Olympic Flyweight Gold Medalist.

Olympic Results were as follows:

Professional career[edit]

Randolph turned pro in 1978. In 1980, he challenged Ricardo Cardona for the WBA Super Bantamweight Title and won via TKO in the 15th round. In his next fight, he lost his title to Sergio Víctor Palma via TKO in the 5th. Randolph retired after the bout. He currently holds the records as both the youngest Olympic gold medalist, as well as the youngest retirement ever by a former professional world boxing champion.

Personal[edit]

Leo now resides in his hometown of Tacoma. After boxing, he started working for the Pierce Transit public bus company in 1988. He works as a Transit Operator and supervisor.

Honors[edit]

References[edit]

  • July 3, 2006 Sports Illustrated, "A Flurry of Punch Lines" (for update)

External links[edit]



Achievements
Preceded by
Ricardo Cardona
WBA Super Bantamweight Champion
May 4, 1980– August 9, 1980
Succeeded by
Sergio Victor Palma
Awards
Preceded by
Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier
BWAA Fighter of the Year
1976
shared award with Sugar Ray Leonard, Howard Davis, Jr.,
Leon Spinks and Michael Spinks
Succeeded by
Ken Norton