Samuel Mosberg

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Samuel Mosberg
Medal record
Men's boxing
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1920 Antwerp Lightweight

Samuel A. Mosberg (June 14, 1896 – August 30, 1967) was an American lightweight professional boxer who competed in the early 1920s.


Mosberg was born in New York City and began his amateur boxing career in 1912. He won a gold medal in Boxing at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, competing as a light heavyweight. He turned professional after the Olympics, competing in 57 professional fights and retiring in 1923.[1] Mosberg, who was Jewish,[2] coached the United States boxing team at the 1953 Maccabiah Games.[1] Mosberg was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1985.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Samuel Mosberg". International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved April 18, 2015. 
  2. ^ Taylor, Paul (2004). Jews and the Olympic Games: The Clash Between Sport and Politics: With a Complete Review of Jewish Olympic Medallists. Sussex Academic Press. p. 237. ISBN 978-1-903900-87-1. 

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