Gerald Dreyer

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Gerald Dreyer
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Born (1929-09-22) 22 September 1929 (age 89)

Gerald Dreyer (22 September 1929 – 5 September 1985) was a boxer from Pretoria, South Africa,[1] who competed in the Lightweight division during his career as an amateur.

Amateur career[edit]

Dreyer was the Olympic Gold Medallist at lightweight in London 1948, defeating Joseph Vissers of Belgium in the final.

Below are Gerald Dreyer's bouts from the 1948 Olympic Games:

  • Round of 32: bye
  • Round of 16: defeated Ernesto Porto (Philippines) on points
  • Quarterfinal: defeated Øivind Breiby (Norway) on points
  • Semifinal: defeated Svend Wad (Denmark) on points
  • Final: defeated Joseph Vissers (Belgium) on points (won gold medal)

Pro career[edit]

Dreyer turned pro in 1948 and fought primarily in New York City late in his career, retiring in 1955 after having won 41, lost 8, and drawn 2 with 23 Knockouts. Dreyer won the Commonwealth (British Empire) lightweight title beating Cliff Curvis over 15 rounds at Rand Stadium, Johannesburg on 8 December 1952.

External links[edit]


Professional boxing record for Gerald Dreyer from BoxRec

  1. ^ Sports ref Archived 3 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine retrieved 31 Oct 2010