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
Born30 August 1938
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died12 August 2014 (aged 75)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height168 cm (5 ft 6 in)
Sport
SportBoxing

Abel Ricardo Laudonio (30 August 1938 – 12 August 2014) was an Argentinian 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]

1956 Olympic Results[edit]

Below is the record of Abel Laudino, an Argentine flyweight boxer who competed at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics:

  • Round of 32: bye
  • Round of 16: lost to Terence Spinks (Great Britain) on points

Later years[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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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