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Ilkka Koski

Full name: Ilkka Rikhard Koski
Gender: Male
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
Weight: 203 lbs (92 kg)
Born: June 10, 1928 in Jyväskylä, Keski-Suomi, Finland
Died: February 28, 1993 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Ilkka Koski was the best Finnish heavyweight boxer of the 1950s, winning the Finnish heavyweight title seven times (1951-1956, 1958). During his amateur career, Koski boxed at two Olympics, winning a bronze at the home ground in 1952, after losing his semi-final bout to Sweden’s Ingemar Johansson and losing his first-round match to Italian Mino Bozzano at the 1956 Olympics. In 1958, Koski turned professional and retired from boxing after a serious injury in 1962 with a career professional record of 7 wins (KO 3), 1 loss (KOby 1) and 1 draw. Koski was selected to the Finnish Boxing Hall of Fame in 2008.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Boxing Men's Heavyweight Finland FIN 3T Bronze
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Boxing Men's Heavyweight Finland FIN 9T

Men's Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF MR R
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Boxing Finland FIN Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1952-08-01 Johansson (SWE) , Koski (FIN) 1
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Boxing Finland FIN Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1952-07-31 Koski (FIN) , Hearn (GBR) 3 decision
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Boxing Finland FIN Round Two Match #3 1 Koski (FIN) , Bene (HUN) knock-out 2
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Boxing Finland FIN Round One Match #6 1 1952-07-29 Koski (FIN) bye
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Boxing Finland FIN Round Two (Redraw) Match #5 1 Koski (FIN) bye
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Boxing Finland FIN Round One Match #6 2 1956-11-24 Bozzano (ITA) , Koski (FIN)