Fernand Backes

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Fernand Backes (born January 30, 1930 in Differdange) was a boxer from Luxembourg. Backes was member of the Luxembourgish Olympic team at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. After a bye in the first round of the light-welterweight division, he was eliminated in the second round by Belgian Jean-Louis Paternotte. In 2008 he was promoted to the rank of Chevalier in the Order of Merit of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.[1]


  1. ^ "" Promotion dans les ordres nationaux " : Les anciens " Olympiens " luxembourgeois à l’honneur". News (in French). Sports.lu. 2008-07-02. Retrieved 2012-03-01. 

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