Light Middleweight in History

Events in Sport

  • 1956-12-01 Hungarian boxer László Papp wins his 3rd straight Olympic gold medal when he beats future Hall of Famer José Torres representing the US on points in the light-middleweight final at the Melbourne Olympics
  • 1984-06-15 American boxer Thomas Hearns retains WBC light middleweight title with 2 round KO of Roberto Durán of Panama at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas; marks first time in his illustrious career Durán knocked out
  • 1988-10-02 South Korean light middleweight boxer Park Si-hun is controversially awarded the Seoul Olympic gold medal after appearing well beaten by future 4 weight class world champion Roy Jones Jr

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015-07-06 Floyd Mayweather Jr. is stripped of his WBO welterweight boxing title after failing to pay $200k sanctioning fee and vacate his 2 junior middleweight titles


Birthdays in Sport

  • 1933-07-17 Bruce Wells, English boxer (European amateur light middleweight champion 1953) & actor (Dr. Who 1965-73), born in Harlesden, Middlesex (d.2009)
  • 1938-06-24 Boris Lagutin, USSR, light-middleweight boxer (Olympic gold 1964, 68)
  • 1938-10-03 Alessandro Mazzinghi, Italian boxer (WBA and WBC light-middleweight champion 1963–65, 68), born in Pontedera, Italy (d. 2020)
  • 1938-10-29 Wilbert McClure, American boxer (Olympic gold light middleweight 1960), born Toledo, Ohio (d. 2020)
  • 1939-10-15 Carmelo Bossi, Italian light middleweight boxer (Olympic silver 1960), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2014)
  • 1947-11-01 Rolando Garbey, Cuban light middleweight boxer (Olympic silver 1968; World C'ship gold 1974), born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
  • 1949-08-26 John Baldwin, light middleweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1968), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1951-08-17 Alan Minter, English boxer (world middleweight champion 1980), born in Crawley, England (d. 2020)
  • 1973-09-17 David Reid, light middleweight boxer (Olympic gold 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Deaths in Sport

  • 2009-11-14 Bruce Wells, English boxer (European amateur light middleweight champion 1953) & actor (Dr. Who 1965-73), dies at 76
  • 2014-03-23 Carmelo Bossi, Italian light middleweight boxer (Olympic silver 1960), dies at 74
  • 2020-08-06 Wilbert McClure, American boxer (Olympic gold light middleweight 1960), dies at 81
  • 2020-08-22 Alessandro Mazzinghi, Italian boxer (WBA and WBC light-middleweight champion 1963–65, 68), dies from a stroke at 81