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Carmelo Bossi

Full name: Carmelo Bossi
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7 (171 cm)
Weight: 157 lbs (71 kg)
Born: October 15, 1939 in Milano, Milano, Italy
Died: March 23, 2014 in Milano, Milano, Italy
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

After winning a silver medal at the 1960 Olympics, losing to American Wilbert McClure in the final match, Carmelo Bossi turned professional in early 1961 and had a long career, fighting through 1971. His professional record was 40 wins, 8 losses, and 3 draws. His first match was against Isidoro Princic in Milano on 4 March 1961, which he won when Princic was disqualified in the second round. In 1965 Bossi defeated Domenico Tiberia for the Italian welterweight title. On 17 May 1967 Bossi won a 15-round decision in San Remo over Jean Josselin for the European welterweight title. He defended that title twice and then lost it on 14 August 1968 against Fighting Mack in Milano. After winning the European title, Bossi twice fought for the world welterweight title in South Africa in later 1967, losing both bouts to Willie Ludick on points. Bossi struggled in his last competitive years, losing 4 of his last 8 bouts.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 20 Roma Boxing Men's Light-Middleweight Italy ITA 2 Silver

Men's Light-Middleweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP MR
1960 Summer 20 Roma Boxing Italy ITA Final Round Match 1/2 2 1960-09-05 McClure (USA) , Bossi (ITA) 1 58 58 58 59 59+ 292
1960 Summer 20 Roma Boxing Italy ITA Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1960-09-03 Bossi (ITA) , Fisher (GBR) 3 59 60 59 59 59 296 decision
1960 Summer 20 Roma Boxing Italy ITA Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1960-09-01 Bossi (ITA) , Diallo (FRA) 5 60 60 60 60 60 300 decision
1960 Summer 20 Roma Boxing Italy ITA Round Two Match #6 1 1960-08-30 Bossi (ITA) , Votta (URU) 4 59 59+ 59 60 59 296 decision
1960 Summer 20 Roma Boxing Italy ITA Round One Match #12 1 1960-08-25 Bossi (ITA) , van Niekerk (ZIM) 5 60 60 60 60 60 300 decision
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