Lev Mukhin

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Lev Mukhin
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Personal information
Born 15 October 1936
Konstantinovsk, Rostov Oblast, Russia
Died 25 April 1977 (aged 40)
Sport Boxing
Club Spartak Rostov

Lev Dmitrievich Mukhin (Russian: Лев Дмитриевич Мухин; 15 October 1936 – 25 April 1977) was a Russian amateur heavyweight boxer. He won a silver medal at the 1956 Summer Olympics, losing the final to Pete Rademacher. Rademacher would score three knockdowns before the bout was stopped. Coming into the final Mukhin knocked out all his opponents, despite two of them knocked him down in the first round.[1][2][3]

Mukhin took up boxing in 1951, and in 1955 won the Russian title, finishing second at the Soviet championships. He placed second again in 1956 and never competed internationally except for the 1956 Olympics.[3]