Leen Jansen

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Leen Jansen
Nelis Oostrum vs Leen Jansen 1961.jpg
Leen Jansen (right) vs. Nelis Oostrum in 1961
Personal information
Born (1930-08-03)3 August 1930
Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Died 27 January 2014(2014-01-27) (aged 83)
Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands
Sport
Sport Boxing
Club Huizenaar, Rotterdam

Leonardus ("Leen") Eustachius Jansen (3 August 1930 – 27 January 2014) was a boxer from the Netherlands, who competed for his native country at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. There he was stopped in the quarterfinals of the men's Middleweight (−75 kg) division by eventual winner Floyd Patterson of the United States.[1]

After the Summer Olympics Jansen became a professional. He boxed a total number of 71 matches, of which he won sixty fights (27 KOs). His last fight was on 2 October 1967 in his home town of Rotterdam, where he was defeated on points by Johnny Halafihi of Tonga.[2]

Since 1980 he lived in Sint-Maartensdijk with his daughter and dog. There he taught boxing through his 80s.[3] On 27 January 2014, Jansen died in the hospital of Bergen op Zoom at the age of 83.[4]

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