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Chuck Adkins

Full name: Charles "Chuck" Adkins
Gender: Male
Born: April 27, 1932 in Gary, Indiana, United States
Died: July 8, 1993 in Gary, Indiana, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Chuck Adkins won the AAU lightweight title in 1949 for his only national championship. In the 1952 Olympic trials he lost a decision in the finals to Joe Reynolds, but proved stronger than Reynolds in pre-Olympic training and the coaches elected to use Adkins in the Games. It was a good decision as he won the gold medal in Helsinki rather easily. After the Olympics, Adkins turned pro and fought for five years as a lightweight. His main problem was that he was easily knocked out, losing several fights in that manner. In 1958, Eddie Perkins knocked him out in the first round, and he retired from boxing with a pro record of 17 wins and 5 losses.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Boxing Men's Light-Welterweight United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Light-Welterweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR JF R
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Boxing United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1952-08-02 Adkins (USA) , Mednov (URS) decision 2
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Boxing United States USA Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1952-08-01 Adkins (USA) , Visintin (ITA) decision 3
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Boxing United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1952-07-31 Adkins (USA) , Webster (RSA) decision 3
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Boxing United States USA Round Two Match #6 1 Adkins (USA) , Carrizales (VEN) decision 3
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Boxing United States USA Round One Match #11 1 1952-07-28 Adkins (USA) , Hansen (NOR) referee stops contest 1
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