Abel Laudonio

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Abel Laudonio
Dick McTaggart, Abel Laudonio, Kazimierz Paździor, Sandro Lopopolo 1960.jpg
Laudonio (2nd left) at the 1960 Olympics
Personal information
Born 30 August 1938
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died 12 August 2014 (aged 75)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 168 cm (5 ft 6 in)
Sport Boxing

Abel Ricardo Laudonio (30 August 1938 – 12 August 2014) was an Argentinean lightweight boxer.[1] As an amateur he competed in the 1956 and 1960 Olympics and won a bronze medal in the lightweight division in 1960. In 1961 he turned professional and in 1965 challenged Nicolino Locche for the South American lightweight title, but lost by decision. Laudonio retired the same year with a record of 48 wins (37 by knockout), 6 losses, and 2 draws.[2] He later ran a fitness center in Buenos Aires.[3]

In 2004, Laudonio was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.[4] He had a stroke in 2009,[4] and died from another stroke in 2014.[5]


  1. ^ Carlos Arbía. "Murió el ex campeón olímpico de boxeo Abel Laudonio". Infobae. Retrieved 2014-08-14. 
  2. ^ Professional boxing record for Abel Laudonio from BoxRec
  3. ^ Abel Laudonio. sports-reference.com
  4. ^ a b "Olympic boxer Abel Laudonio dies at 75". Buenos Aires Herald.com. August 12, 2014. Retrieved August 23, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Murió el ex campeón olímpico de boxeo Abel Laudonio". Infobae.com. Retrieved 2014-08-14. 

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