Bohumil Němeček

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Bohumil Němeček
Personal information
Born 2 January 1938
Tábor, Czech Republic
Died 3 May 2010 (aged 72)
Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)
Sport Boxing

Bohumil Němeček (2 January 1938 – 3 May 2010) was a Czechoslovak welterweight boxer. He first trained in ice hockey, and changed to boxing only in 1955, winning the national titles in 1959 and 1960, an Olympic gold medal in 1960, and a European title in 1967. He also competed at the 1964 and 1968 Olympics, but in both cases was eliminated in the second round. After retiring he worked as a boxing coach and a bus driver. His health rapidly deteriorated after a stroke in 2000, eventually resulting in death ten years later.