Ronnie Harris (American boxer, born 1948)

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Ronnie Harris
Personal information
Full name Ronald Woodson Harris
Born September 3, 1948 (1948-09-03) (age 69)
Canton, Ohio, U.S.

Ronald Woodson "Ronnie" Harris (born September 3, 1948), nicknamed "Mazel", is an American former boxer, who won a gold medal in the lightweight division at the 1968 Summer Olympics.


Harris was born in Canton, Ohio.

Amateur career[edit]

Harris won the 1966, 1967, and 1968 National AAU lightweight championship and was the 1968 Olympic gold medalist at 132 pounds.

Professional career[edit]

Harris turned professional in 1971 and was undefeated until 1978. In 1978 he took on WBC and WBA middleweight title holder Hugo Pastor Corro, but lost a decision. He retired in 1982.


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