Richard Vogt

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Olympic medal record
Men's Boxing
Silver 1936 Berlin light heavyweight

Richard Vogt (January 26, 1913 – July 13, 1988) was a German boxer who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics.

In 1936 he won the silver medal in the light heavyweight class after losing the final against Roger Michelot.

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After turning pro in 1938 Vogt, known as "Riedl", became a three-time German Light Heavyweight champion, and in 1942 lost on points in a fight for the European Light Heavyweight Title against Luigi Musina. In 1948, before a crowd of 20,000 in Berlin, he beat former World Heavyweight champion Max Schmeling, aged 43, in the latter's last fight. Vogt had another 15 fights and retired at the age of 39 in 1952.

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