Arnold Vanderlyde

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Arnold Vanderlyde
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1990-1007-001, Berlin, TSC-Boxturnier, Roberto Balado, Arnold Venderlidje.jpg
Arnold Vanderlyde (right) versus Roberto Balado in Berlin, 1990.
Real name Arnold Petrus Maria Vanderlyde
Weight(s) Heavyweight
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Nationality Dutch
Born (1963-01-24)24 January 1963
Sittard, Limburg, Netherlands
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 254
Wins 233
Losses 20
Draws 1

Arnold Petrus Maria Vanderlyde (born 24 January 1963) is a former Dutch boxer, who participated in three Summer Olympics (1984, 1988 and 1992) and won three bronze medals in the heavyweight division (– 91 kg). He started boxing at age fifteen. Although Vanderlyde was a three-time European champion and seven-time Dutch champion, he never turned professional. After ending his boxing career in 1992, he entered the corporate world as a motivational speaker.

Olympic results[edit]



  • 1st round bye
  • Defeated Henry Akinwande (Great Britain) 3-2
  • Defeated Gyula Alvics (Hungary) 5-0
  • Lost to Ray Mercer (United States) RSC 2


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Preceded by
Erik Breukink
Dutch Sportsman of the Year
Succeeded by
Bart Veldkamp