Bob Olin

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Bob Olin
Rated at Light heavyweight
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Reach 72 in (183 cm)
Nationality American
Born Robert Lous Olin
(1908-07-04) July 4, 1908 (age 108)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Died December 16, 1956(1956-12-16) (aged 48)
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 86
Wins 55
Wins by KO 25
Losses 27
Draws 4

Robert Lous "Bob" Olin (July 4, 1908, in New York City – December 16, 1956, in New York City) was an American boxer. He was the World Light Heavyweight champion in 1934.[1]

Boxing career[edit]

In 1928 Olin won the New York City Golden Gloves 175 lb (79 kg) Open Championship. He won all 35 of his amateur fights, as well as the New York Metropolitan Amateur Athletic Union title.[1]

In 1934, he won the World Light Heavyweight championship from Maxie Rosenbloom. Olin lost his title to John Henry Lewis in October 1935. In a rematch in June 1937, Olin failed to regain the title.[1] He retired in 1939 with a record of 55–27–4 (25 KO).[1]

His trainer was Ray Arcel.[2][3]

Later life[edit]

Olin opened up his own restaurant in 1946 at 128 West 58th Street. The restaurant then moved to Central Park West and 61st Street called Bob Olin's On the Park.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Olin, Bob". Jews In Sports. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Jewish sports legends: the International Jewish Hall of Fame. 2003. Retrieved January 20, 2011. 
  3. ^ The International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. 1992. Retrieved January 20, 2011. 

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Preceded by
Maxie Rosenbloom
World Light Heavyweight Champion
November 16, 1934 – October 31, 1935
Succeeded by
John Henry Lewis