Bob Goslin

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Bob Goslin
Real name Colin Higgs Goslin
Weight(s) Super Bantamweight
Born (1927-10-09)9 October 1927
Wellington, New Zealand
Died 9 October 1988(1988-10-09) (aged 61)
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 3
Wins 1
Wins by KO 0
Losses 2
Draws 0
No contests 0

Colin Higgs "Bob" Goslin (9 October 1927 – 9 October 1988) represented New Zealand as a featherweight boxer at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. He fought Eddie Johnson (USA) in the round of 32, Johnson winning by TKO in round three.[1]

Goslin was chosen as part of the Wellington boxing team to fight the US Marines in 1942. Goslin was matched to meet US marine P. Gonsalves, knocking out the American during the first 30 seconds of the match. The team also included Lyn Philp and Jack McCann who both had wins.

Professional career[edit]

Goslin went on to become a professional boxer having three pro bouts with one win and two losses.


  1. ^ "Bob Goslin". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 21 October 2012.