Santiago Lovell

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Santiago Lovell
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Santiago Lovell
Personal information
Full name Santiago Alberto Lovell, Sr.
Nationality  Argentina
Born (1912-04-23)April 23, 1912
Buenos Aires
Died March 17, 1966(1966-03-17) (aged 53)
Sport Boxing
Rated at Heavyweight

Alberto Santiago Lovell (1912–1966), known as Alberto Lovell, was an Argentine heavyweight boxer, who won the gold medal in the Olympic Games in Los Angeles 1932. In his career as a professional boxer he had 88 fights winning 76 (55 by KO) losing 8 (3 by KO) with 3 draws, He won both the Argentine and South American championships.

Gold Medal in 1932[edit]

Alberto Lovell, age 20, won the gold medal in the heavyweight category at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles 1932 . In the first round Lovell eliminated the Finn Gunnar Barlund and then Canadian George Maughan in the semifinals by TKO.

The final was held on August 13 with Lovell defeating the Italian Luigi Rovati, winning by knockout . Alberto Lovell's brother, William obtained the silver medal in 1936, and his son, Alberto Santiago, the quarter would finals in Tokyo in 1964, all at heavyweight.


Entered the professionalism, November 19, 1938 was champion Argentine and South American heavyweight. On July 7, 1953 the Asociación Argentina de Box took the title and declared vacant because Lovell made no defense of it since 1944.

His first professional fight was against Eduardo Primo on January 20, 1934, losing by technical knockout. Santiago Lovell also beat Red Burman and Maxie Rosenbloom. His last fight was against Archie Moore in the Luna Park in Buenos Aires on July 7, 1951.

Personal life[edit]

His brother and son were also heavyweight boxers. Guillermo Lovell, his brother, won the silver medal at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Santiago Alberto Lovell Jr, reached the quarter-finals in Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games.

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