|Full name||Nathan Eugene Brooks|
|Born||August 4, 1933 (age 86)|
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Nathan Eugene "Nate" Brooks (born August 4, 1933 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a former boxer from the United States, who won the gold medal in the flyweight division (– 51 kg) at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.
Brooks had an outstanding career. Despite losing the National AAU flyweight crown in 1949 to Johnny Ortega, Brooks won titles at the Chicago Golden Gloves in 1950 and 1951. Brooks was the 1952 Olympic Flyweight Champion, defeating Edgar Basel of West Germany in the final on a 3-0 decision.
Below is the Olympic record of Nate Brooks, an American flyweight boxer who competed at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics:
- Round of 32: Defeated Risto Luukkonen (Finland) 3-0
- Round of 16: Defeated Alfred Zima (Austria) 3-0
- Quarterfinal: Defeated Mircea Dobrescu (Romania) 2-1
- Semifinal: Defeated Willie Toweel (South Africa) 3-0
- Final: Defeated Edgar Basel (West Germany) 3-0 (won gold medal)
Brooks turned pro in 1953 and had limited success. He retired in 1958 after a string of seven losses, having won 10 and lost 9 with 4 KO in his career.
Life after boxing
Towards the end of his professional career Brooks began attending law school at Ohio State University.
- Nate Brooks at databaseOlympics.com (archived)
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