Ion Monea

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Ion Monea
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Personal information
Born 30 November 1940
Tohanu Vechi, Romania
Died 1 March 2011 (aged 70)
Bucharest, Romania
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Sport Boxing
Club Dinamo Bucharest
Coached by Constantin Nour

Ion Monea (30 November 1940 – 1 March 2011) was a Romanian amateur boxer. He competed as a middleweight in 1960–64 and won a bronze medal at the 1960 Olympics and a silver medal at the 1963 European Championships, placing fifth at the 1964 Olympics. He then moved up to the light-heavyweight division and won three more medals, at the 1967 and 1969 European championships and 1968 Olympics, losing on all three occasions to Danas Pozniakas. He did not fight Pozniakas in 1968 though, as he had a broken nose from his previous bout and withdrew from the Olympic final.[1][2]

Monea was trained by Constantin Nour, whom he called the "most competent and gifted trainer". After retiring from competitions he also worked as a boxing coach.[3]


  1. ^ Ion Monea.
  2. ^ Boxing at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games: Men's Light-Heavyweight.
  3. ^ "Olimpiada de la Roma 1960" (in Romanian). Retrieved 5 April 2014.