Boxing at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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Final results for the boxing competition at the 1952 Summer Olympics. The events were held at Messuhalli. From this edition of the Olympic Games, the bronze medal match was abolished.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
(−51 kg)
details
Nate Brooks
 United States
Edgar Basel
 Germany
Anatoli Bulakov
 Soviet Union
Willie Toweel
 South Africa
Bantamweight
(−54 kg)
details
Pentti Hämäläinen
 Finland
John McNally
 Ireland
Kang Joon-Ho
 South Korea
Gennady Garbuzov
 Soviet Union
Featherweight
(−57 kg)
details
Ján Zachara
 Czechoslovakia
Sergio Caprari
 Italy
Joseph Ventaja
 France
Leonard Leisching
 South Africa
Lightweight
(−60 kg)
details
Aureliano Bolognesi
 Italy
Aleksy Antkiewicz
 Poland
Gheorghe Fiat
 Romania
Erkki Pakkanen
 Finland
Light welterweight
(−63.5 kg)
details
Charles Adkins
 United States
Viktor Mednov
 Soviet Union
Bruno Visintin
 Italy
Erkki Mallenius
 Finland

Medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States (USA)5005
2 Italy (ITA)1113
3 Poland (POL)1102
4 Finland (FIN)1045
5 Czechoslovakia (TCH)1001
 Hungary (HUN)1001
7 Soviet Union (URS)0246
8 South Africa (RSA)0134
9 Argentina (ARG)0112
 Germany (GER)0112
 Romania (ROU)0112
 Sweden (SWE)0112
13 Ireland (IRL)0101
14 Bulgaria (BUL)0011
 Denmark (DEN)0011
 France (FRA)0011
 South Korea (KOR)0011
Totals (17 nations)10102040

Results[edit]

Welterweight (−67kg)[edit]

Gold Zygmunt Chychla
 Poland
Silver Sergei Scherbakov
 Soviet Union
Bronze Günther Heidemann
 Germany
Bronze Victor Jörgensen
 Denmark
Winner NOC Result Loser NOC
First Round (July 29)
Ron Norris India BYE
Jacob Butula Canada BYE
Ivar Mikael Malmikoski Finland BYE
Victor Jörgensen Denmark TKO 2R Alexandre Dib Brazil
Sergei Scherbakov Soviet Union DISG 3R Marcos Sarfatti Argentina
Hendrik Dirk van der Linde South Africa TKO 1R Anwar Pasha Pakistan
Gunnar Harry Ingemar Gunnarsson Sweden TKO 2R Peter Crotty Ireland
Franco Vescovi Italy 2 – 0 Jeannot Welter Luxembourg
Július Torma Czechoslovakia 2 – 1 John Patrick Maloney Great Britain
Louis Gage United States KO 1R Ali Belkacem France
Zygmunt Chychla Poland 3 – 0 Pierre Wouters Belgium
José Luis Dávalos Noriega Mexico TKO 3R Vicente Tuñacao Philippines
Günther Heidemann Germany 2 – 1 Pál Budai Hungary
Nicolae Linca Romania 3 – 0 Sergio Gascue Venezuela
George Issabeg Iran DISG 3R Fathi Abdel Rahman Egypt
Moos Linneman Netherlands Walk-over in 3R Peter Müller Switzerland
Second Round (July 29 & 30)
Ron Norris India TKO 3R Jacob Butula Canada
Victor Jörgensen Denmark 2 – 1 Ivar Mikael Malmikoski Finland
Sergei Scherbakov Soviet Union KO 2R Hendrik Dirk van der Linde South Africa
Franco Vescovi Italy Walk-over Gunnar Harry Ingemar Gunnarsson Sweden
Július Torma Czechoslovakia 2 – 1 Louis Gage United States
Zygmunt Chychla Poland 3 – 0 José Luis Dávalos Noriega Mexico
Günther Heidemann Germany TKO 1R Nicolae Linca Romania
Moos Linneman Netherlands 2 – 1 George Issabeg Iran
Third Round (July 31)
Zygmunt Chychla Poland 2 – 1 Július Torma Czechoslovakia
Victor Jörgensen Denmark 3 – 0 Ron Norris India
Günther Heidemann Germany 3 – 0 Moos Linneman Netherlands
Sergei Scherbakov Soviet Union 3 – 0 Franco Vescovi Italy
Semi-final (August 1)
Sergei Scherbakov Soviet Union 3 – 0 Victor Jörgensen Denmark
Zygmunt Chychla Poland 2 – 1 Günther Heidemann Germany
Final (August 2)
Zygmunt Chychla Poland 3 – 0 Sergei Scherbakov Soviet Union

Light-middleweight (−71kg)[edit]

Gold László Papp
 Hungary
Silver Theunis van Schalkwyk
 South Africa
Bronze Boris Tishin
 Soviet Union
Bronze Eladio Herrera
 Argentina
Winner NOC Result Loser NOC
First Round (July 29)
Theunis Jacobus van Schalkwyk South Africa BYE
Ebbe Knud Kops Denmark BYE
Erich Schöppner Germany BYE
Hans Büchi Switzerland BYE
Boris Tishin Soviet Union BYE
Jerzy Krawczyk Poland BYE
Paulo de Jesus Cavalheiro Brazil BYE
Sören Danielsson Sweden BYE
Guido Mazzinghi Italy 3 – 0 Bruno Matiussi Luxembourg
Josef Hamberger Austria 3 – 0 Willi Rammo Saar
Eladio Oscar Herrera Argentina 3 – 0 Ardashes Saginian Iran
Petar Stankoff Spassoff Bulgaria 2 – 1 Bernard Foster Great Britain
Pentti Olavi Kontula Finland 3 – 0 Neacsu Serbu Romania
Charles Chase Canada 2 – 1 Andre Oueillé France
László Papp Hungary KO 2R Ellsworth Webb United States
Second Round (July 29 & 30)
Theunis Jacobus van Schalkwyk South Africa 3 – 0 Ebbe Knud Kops Denmark
Erich Schöppner Germany TKO 3R Hans Büchi Switzerland
Boris Tishin Soviet Union TKO 2R Jerzy Krawczyk Poland
Paulo de Jesus Cavalheiro Brazil KO 3R Sören Danielsson Sweden
Guido Mazzinghi Italy KO 1R John Tandrevold Norway
Eladio Oscar Herrera Argentina KO 3R Josef Hamberger Austria
Petar Stankoff Spassoff Bulgaria 3 – 0 Pentti Olavi Kontula Finland
László Papp Hungary KO 2R Charles Chase Canada
Third Round (July 31)
Eladio Oscar Herrera Argentina DSQ 3R Guido Mazzinghi Italy
Theunis Jacobus van Schalkwyk South Africa 2 – 1 Erich Schöppner Germany
László Papp Hungary 3 – 0 Petar Stankoff Spassoff Bulgaria
Boris Tishin Soviet Union 3 – 0 Paulo de Jesus Cavalheiro Brazil
Semi-final (August 1)
Theunis Jacobus van Schalkwyk South Africa 3 – 0 Boris Tishin Soviet Union
László Papp Hungary 3 – 0 Eladio Oscar Herrera Argentina
Final (August 2)
László Papp Hungary 3 – 0 Theunis Jacobus van Schalkwyk South Africa

Middleweight (−75kg)[edit]

Gold Floyd Patterson
 United States
Silver Vasile Tiţă
 Romania
Bronze Boris Nikolov
 Bulgaria
Bronze Stig Sjölin
 Sweden
Winner NOC Result Loser NOC
First Round (July 29)
Floyd Patterson United States BYE
Omar Tebbaka France BYE
Leen Jansen Netherlands BYE
Robert Malouf Canada BYE
Anthony Madigan Australia BYE
Boris Siljtshev Soviet Union BYE
Stig Sjölin Sweden BYE
Börje Grönroos Finland BYE
Dieter Wemhöner Germany BYE
Bedrich Koutný Czechoslovakia 2 – 1 Hector Julian Maturano Argentina
Boris Nikolov Bulgaria 3 – 0 Alfred Stuermer Luxembourg
Vonselle Long Great Britain 2 – 1 Moustafa Mohamed Fahim Egypt
Vasile Tiţă Romania DSQ 3R William Bernard Tynan Duggan Ireland
Nelson de Paula Andrade Brazil 2 – 1 Mátyás Plachy Hungary
Walter Sentimenti Italy 3 – 0 Hans Niederhauser Switzerland
Khan Mohammad Pakistan 2 – 1 Henryk Nowara Poland
Second Round (July 29 & 30)
Floyd Patterson United States 3 – 0 Omar Tebbaka France
Leen Jansen Netherlands TKO 1R Robert Malouf Canada
Anthony Madigan Australia 2 – 1 Boris Siljtshev Soviet Union
Stig Sjölin Sweden 3 – 0 Börje Grönroos Finland
Dieter Wemhöner Germany 2 – 1 Bedrich Koutný Czechoslovakia
Boris Nikolov Bulgaria 2 – 1 Terence Gooding Great Britain
Vasile Tiţă Romania DSQ 2R Nelson de Paula Andrade Brazil
Walter Sentimenti Italy 3 – 0 Khan Mohammad Pakistan
Third Round (July 31)
Boris Nikolov Bulgaria 3 – 0 Dieter Wemhöner Germany
Floyd Patterson United States KO 1R Leen Jansen Netherlands
Vasile Tiţă Romania TKO 3R Walter Sentimenti Italy
Stig Sjölin Sweden 3 – 0 Anthony Madigan Australia
Semi-final (August 1)
Floyd Patterson United States DSQ 3R Stig Sjölin Sweden
Vasile Tiţă Romania 3 – 0 Boris Nikolov Bulgaria
Final (August 2)
Floyd Patterson United States KO 1R Vasile Tiţă Romania

Light-heavyweight (−81kg)[edit]

Gold Norvel Lee
 United States
Silver Antonio Pacenza
 Argentina
Bronze Anatoly Perov
 Soviet Union
Bronze Harry Siljander
 Finland
Winner NOC Result Loser NOC
First Round (July 29)
Anatoly Perov Soviet Union BYE
Henry Cooper Great Britain BYE
Giovan-Battista Alfonsetti Italy BYE
Mohamed Mohamed Elminabaoui Egypt BYE
Antonio Pacenza Argentina BYE
Rolf Edvard Storm Sweden BYE
Lucio Grotone Brazil BYE
Bjarne Lingås Norway BYE
Tadeusz Grzelak Poland BYE
Franz Pfitscher Austria BYE
Norvel Lee United States BYE
Claude Arnaiz France BYE
Harry Siljander Finland BYE
Dumitru Ciobotaru Romania BYE
Toon Pastor Netherlands 3 – 0 István Fazekas Hungary
Karl Kistner Germany KO 7 Oscar Alfred Ward India
Second Round (July 29 & 30)
Anatoly Perov Soviet Union 2 – 1 Henry Cooper Great Britain
Giovan-Battista Alfonsetti Italy DSQ 3R Mohamed Mohamed Elminabaoui Egypt
Antonio Pacenza Argentina 2 – 1 Rolf Edvard Storm Sweden
Lucio Grotone Brazil 2 – 1 Bjarne Lingås Norway
Tadeusz Grzelak Poland 3 – 0 Franz Pfitscher Austria
Norvel Lee United States 3 – 0 Claude Arnaiz France
Harri Siljander Finland 2 – 1 Dumitru Ciobotaru Romania
Karl Kistner Germany 2 – 1 Toon Pastor Netherlands
Third Round (July 31)
Norvel LaFollette Ray Lee United States 3 – 0 Tadeusz Grzelak Poland
Anatoly Perov Soviet Union 3 – 0 Giovan-Battista Alfonsetti Italy
Harri Siljander Finland 2 – 1 Karl Kistner Germany
Antonio Pacenza Argentina 3 – 0 Lucio Grotone Brazil
Semi-final (August 1)
Antonio Pacenza Argentina 3 – 0 Anatoly Perov Soviet Union
Norvel Lee United States 3 – 0 Harri Siljander Finland
Final (August 2)
Norvel LaFollette Ray Lee United States 3 – 0 Antonio Pacenza Argentina

Heavyweight (81kg and over)[edit]

Gold Ed Sanders
 United States
Silver Ingemar Johansson
 Sweden
Bronze Ilkka Koski
 Finland
Bronze Andries Nieman
 South Africa


Winner NOC Result Loser NOC
First Round (July 29)
Tomislav Krizmanić Yugoslavia 3 – 0 Gezo Furetz Romania
Algirdas Šocikas Soviet Union TKO 2R Antoni Goscianski Poland
Andries Nieman South Africa 3 – 0 Edgar Gorgas Germany
Ed Sanders United States KO 1R Hans Jost Switzerland
Jean Lansiaux France 3 – 0 John Lyttle Ireland
Edgar William Hearn Great Britain 2 – 1 José Victorio Sartor Argentina
Second Round (July 29)
Giacomo di Segni Italy 3 – 0 James Saunders Canada
Horymir Netuka Czechoslovakia 3 – 0 Carl Fitzgerald Australia
Ilkka Koski Finland KO 2R László Bene Hungary
Max Maurice Oscar Marsille Belgium 3 – 0 Ahmed Mohamed Mohamed Elminabaoui Egypt
Ingemar Johansson Sweden DNF 1 Luis Amadeo Sosa Uruguay
Jean Lansiaux France Withdrawn 2
New Draw (July 30)
Ingemar Johansson Sweden 3 – 0 Horymir Netuka Czechoslovakia
Tomislav Krizmanić Yugoslavia 3 – 0 Max Maurice Oscar Marsille Belgium
Third Round (July 31)
Ed Sanders United States KO 3R Giacomo Di Segni Italy
Andries Nieman South Africa KO 1R Algirdas Šocikas Soviet Union
Ilkka Koski Finland 3 – 0 Edgar William Hearn Great Britain
Ingemar Johansson Sweden 3 – 0 Tomislav Krizmanić Yugoslavia
Semi-final (August 1)
Ed Sanders United States KO 2R Andries Nieman South Africa
Ingemar Johansson Sweden 2 – 1 Ilkka Koski Finland
Final (August 2)
Ed Sanders United States DSQ 2R Ingemar Johansson Sweden

Johansson spent the entire bout backpedalling, without throwing a single punch. After receiving several warnings from the referee, he was finally disqualified for not 'giving his best', and was not awarded the silver medal.[2]


  • 1 Sosa did not enter the ring
  • 2 Lansiaux abandoned due to injury

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boxing at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  2. ^ Wallechinsky, David (1984). The Complete Book of the Olympics. England: Penguin Books. p. 185. ISBN 0140066322.

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