Jonas Čepulis

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Jonas Čepulis
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Personal information
Born 11 August 1939
Joniškėlis, Lithuania
Died 28 May 2015(2015-05-28) (aged 75)
Kaunas, Lithuania
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 92 kg (203 lb)
Sport
Sport Boxing
Club Žalgiris Kaunas

Jonas Čepulis (11 August 1939 – 28 May 2015) was a Lithuanian amateur heavyweight boxer who won a silver medal at the 1968 Olympics. He won his first three bouts by technical knockout (TKO), and lost in the finals by TKO to the eventual gold medalist and future professional world champion George Foreman.[1]

Čepulis never won a Soviet title, placing second-third in 1965–66 and 1968 and therefore was not selected for the world and European championships. He won Lithuanian titles in 1963–1964, 1966–1967 and 1969–1970 and retired in 1970 with a record of 203 wins out of 230 bouts. He later worked at a Pergalės factory in Kaunas.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jonas Čepulis. sports-reference