Edward Flynn (boxer)

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Edward Flynn
Personal information
Birth nameEdward Loring Flynn
BornOctober 25, 1909 (1909-10-25)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S
DiedFebruary 7, 1976 (1976-02-08) (aged 66)
Tampa, Florida, U.S.

Edward Loring "Eddie" Flynn (October 25, 1909 – February 7, 1976) was an American boxer who won the Gold medal in the 1932 Summer Olympics as a welterweight. He was also a member of the Loyola Wolf Pack boxing team.[1]

He was born in New Orleans and died in Tampa, Florida.

Amateur career[edit]

Flynn was the U.S. amateur champion in both 1931 and 1932. In 1932, he won the gold medal in the welterweight class after winning the final against Erich Campe.

1932 Olympic results[edit]

Below are the boxing results of Edward Flynn who represented the United States in the welterweight division at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics:

  • Round of 16: defeated Luis Sardella (Argentina) on points
  • Quarterfinal: defeated Dick Barton (South Africa) on points
  • Semifinal: defeated Dave McCleave (Great Britain) on points
  • Final: defeated Erich Campe (Germany) on points (won gold medal)


  1. ^ "Loyola athletics: The Times-Picayune covers 175 years of New Orleans history". nola.com. Retrieved 2018-06-17.