James Boyd (boxer)

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James Boyd
Medal record
Men's Boxing
Representing  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1956 Melbourne Light Heavyweight

James "Jim" Boyd (November 30, 1930 – January 25, 1997) was a boxer from Rocky Mount, North Carolina, United States, who competed in the Light Heavyweight division during his career as an amateur.

Amateur career[edit]

Boyd was the National Golden Gloves Light Heavyweight Champion of 1956, and the Olympic Light Heavyweight (179 pounds) Gold Medalist at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games.

Pro career[edit]

Boyd turned pro in 1959 and had limited success. He retired in 1962 having won 2, lost 2, and drawn 3, with 1 KO.


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