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Abel Laudonio

Full name: Abel Ricardo Laudonio
Nickname(s): Pocho
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: August 30, 1938 in Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: August 12, 2014
Country: ARG Argentina
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Abel Laudonio was Argentine lightweight champion when he boxed at the 1960 Roma Olympics, winning a bronze medal after losing to future world professional champion Sandro Lopopolo of Italy. Laudonio had competed at the 1956 Olympics, being eliminated early, but then won a gold medal at the 1959 Pan American Games. He turned professional in 1961, fighting exclusively in Argentina through 1965, finishing with a pro career record of 48 wins (37 by KO), 6 losses, and 2 draws. In 1965 Laudonio fought for the South American lightweight title but lost to Niccolino Loche on points. He later opened and ran a fitness center in his hometown of Buenos Aires until he developed Alzheimer’s disease and had to close the business.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Boxing Men's Flyweight Argentina ARG 9T
1960 Summer 21 Roma Boxing Men's Lightweight Argentina ARG 3T Bronze

Men's Flyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Boxing Argentina ARG Round Two Match #8 2 1956-11-26 Spinks (GBR) , Laudonio (ARG)
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Boxing Argentina ARG Round One Match #16 1 1956-11-23 Laudonio (ARG) , Ludick (RSA) decision

Men's Lightweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP MR R
1960 Summer 21 Roma Boxing Argentina ARG Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1960-09-03 Lopopolo (ITA) , Laudonio (ARG) 2 59 58 59 59 58 293
1960 Summer 21 Roma Boxing Argentina ARG Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1960-09-02 Laudonio (ARG) , Barannikov (URS) 5 60 60 60 60 60 300 decision
1960 Summer 21 Roma Boxing Argentina ARG Round Three Match #6 1 1960-09-01 Laudonio (ARG) , Ness (NOR) referee stops contest 1
1960 Summer 21 Roma Boxing Argentina ARG Round Two Match #12 1 Laudonio (ARG) , Töre (TCH) 5 60 60 60 60 60 300 decision
1960 Summer 21 Roma Boxing Argentina ARG Round One Match #23 1 1960-08-25 Laudonio (ARG) bye
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