Richard Gunn (boxer)
Gunn at 1908 Olympics in London
|Born||16 February 1871
Charing Cross, London, England
|Died||23 June 1961 (aged 90)
Lambeth, London, England
Gunn took up boxing at the Surrey Commercial Docks Boxing Club in 1893 after joining his father's East End tailoring business. He was British amateur champion from 1894 to 1896. He was so much better than his rivals at the time that authorities asked him to retire after he won his third Amateur Boxing Association (ABA) title. Gunn did so, but in 1908, having served on the ABA council for more than ten years, he returned to win the Olympic title before hanging up his gloves for good. Gunn died in London aged 90, having only lost one fight in fifteen years.
- Richard Gunn at databaseOlympics.com at the Wayback Machine (archived 2012-10-13)
- "Richard Gunn". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
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