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Mac Joachim

Full name: Mackertich "Mac" Joachim (Hovakimian-)
Gender: Male
Born: 1925 in Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Country: IND India
Sport: Boxing

Biography

Born as Macketich Hovakimian, Mac Joachim was the son of an Armenian who settled in India and became a wrestler. As a schoolboy he played rugby, cricket and hockey for his school but excelled at boxing. After leaving school he worked as a clerk for the US Army and later as a sergeant in the Calcutta Police Force. In 1948 he was chosen to fight for India in the light-heavyweight division but lost his opening bout on the judges’ decision.

Joachim settled in England where he pursued a career as a professional career boxer. Initially he campaigned with little success against much more experienced opposition but his record soon improved and he had won four fights in a row before facing Reg Spring in March 1951. Although he won the fight he suffered a severe injury which ended his career and eventually resulted in the loss of his sight in his left eye.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer London Boxing Men's Light-Heavyweight India IND 17T

Men's Light-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1948 Summer London Boxing India IND Round One Match #16 2 1948-08-09 Szymura (POL) , Joachim (IND)