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John Daley

Full name: John Lawrence Daley
Gender: Male
Born: August 26, 1909 in Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 7, 1963 in El Paso, Texas, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

In 1928 John Daley had quite a year He won the Massachusetts, New England and National AAU titles and went to the finals of the Olympic bantamweight championship. In the semifinals it appeared Daley was finished as the referee gave the fight to his opponent, Harry Isaacs, of South Africa. But the crowd raised such a ruckus over this decision that it was reversed and Daley was advanced to the finals. The same thing happened in the finals but this time Daley’s victory was reversed and given to the Italian, Vittorio Tamagnini. After the Olympics, Daley turned pro but fought only four times. He quit boxing when he realized it was less than financially rewarding. Daley took a job as a stock and bond broker and was very successful.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 18 Amsterdam Boxing Men's Bantamweight United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Bantamweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1928 Summer 18 Amsterdam Boxing United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 2 1928-08-11 Tamagnini (ITA) , Daley (USA)
1928 Summer 18 Amsterdam Boxing United States USA Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1928-08-10 Daley (USA) , Isaacs (RSA) decision
1928 Summer 18 Amsterdam Boxing United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1928-08-09 Daley (USA) , Széles (HUN) decision
1928 Summer 18 Amsterdam Boxing United States USA Round Two Match #8 1 1928-08-08 Daley (USA) , Sánchez (CHI) decision
1928 Summer 18 Amsterdam Boxing United States USA Round One Match #16 1 1928-08-07 Daley (USA) , Bjerke (NOR) decision
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