Samuel Mosberg

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Samuel Mosberg
Medal record
Men's boxing
Competitor for the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1920 Antwerp Lightweight

Samuel A. Mosberg (June 14, 1896 – August 30, 1967), born in New York City, was an American lightweight professional boxer who competed in the early 1920s.

Boxing career[edit]

Mosberg began his amateur boxing career in 1912, and won a gold medal in Boxing at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, competing as a light heavyweight. He turned professional after the Olympics, competing in 57 professional fights and retiring in 1923.[1]

Maccabiah Games[edit]

Mosberg, who was Jewish,[2] coached the United States boxing team at the 1953 Maccabiah Games.[1]

Hall of Fame[edit]

Mosberg was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1985.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Samuel Mosberg". International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved April 18, 2015. 
  2. ^ Taylor, Paul (2004). Jews and the Olympic Games: The Clash Between Sport and Politics: With a Complete Review of Jewish Olympic Medallists. Sussex Academic Press. p. 237. ISBN 978-1-903900-87-1. 

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