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George Hunter

Full name: George Hunter
Gender: Male
Born: July 22, 1927 in Brakpan, Gauteng, South Africa
Died: December 14, 2004
Country: RSA South Africa
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

With five semi-finalists and four medallists, the 1948 South African boxing squad was very successful. George Hunter was one of the two Springbok boxers to bring home a gold medal, won in the light-heavyweight division. Ending his amateur career with 82 wins out of 90 fights and the 1947 national middleweight title under his belt, Hunter turned professional. Despite earning the South African light-heavyweight title in 1949, his career did not earn him much money, and he retired in 1954 with a 13-6-0 record. A learned boilermaker, Hunter then started his own steel company.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 21 London Boxing Men's Light-Heavyweight South Africa RSA 1 Gold

Men's Light-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1948 Summer 21 London Boxing South Africa RSA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1948-08-13 Hunter (RSA) , Scott (GBR) decision
1948 Summer 21 London Boxing South Africa RSA Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1948-08-12 Hunter (RSA) , Cía (ARG) decision
1948 Summer 21 London Boxing South Africa RSA Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1948-08-11 Hunter (RSA) , Siljander (FIN) decision
1948 Summer 21 London Boxing South Africa RSA Round Two Match #5 1 1948-08-10 Hunter (RSA) , Spieser (USA) decision
1948 Summer 21 London Boxing South Africa RSA Round One Match #10 1 1948-08-09 Hunter (RSA) , Edwards (JAM) decision
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