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Jonas Čepulis

Full name: Jonas Čepulis
Other name(s): Ionas Chepulis, Ионас Чепулис
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 203 lbs (92 kg)
Born: August 11, 1939 in Joniškėlis, Panevėžys, Lithuania
Affiliations: Žalgiris Kaunas
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Jonas Čepulis never won a Soviet title, but won silvers at the Soviet Championships in 1965 and 1968 and bronze in 1966. At his only international tournament, at the 1968 Olympics, Čepulis won a silver medal, losing in the final to the famous American George Foreman by TKO. Čepulis had defeated his previous three opponents at the Olympics by TKO. Čepulis was also six times Lithuanian SSR champion (1963-1964, 1966-1967 and 1969-1970) and won the Baltic Championships in 1962. In all Čepulis retired from boxing with a record of 203 wins out of 230 bouts. After retiring from sports, Čepulis worked in a Pergalės factory in Kaunas.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Boxing Men's Heavyweight Soviet Union URS 2 Silver

Men's Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR R
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Boxing Soviet Union URS Final Round Match 1/2 2 1968-10-26 Foreman (USA) , Čepulis (URS)
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Boxing Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1968-10-24 Čepulis (URS) , Rocha (MEX) referee stops contest 2
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Boxing Soviet Union URS Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1968-10-22 Čepulis (URS) , Anders (GDR) referee stops contest 3
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Boxing Soviet Union URS Round One Match #8 1 1968-10-16 Čepulis (URS) , Wells (GBR) referee stops contest 2