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Hymie Miller

Full name: Hyman "Hymie" Miller
Gender: Male
Born: April 8, 1911 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 5, 1954 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Affiliations: LAAC, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing

Biography

Hymie Miller won the 1928 AAU flyweight championship. At the Amsterdam Olympics, he thought he was an easy winner in round one over [Marcel Sartos] of Belgium, but Sartos was given the decision. The US boxing officials were outraged and wanted to withdraw from the tournament in protest, but permission for this was denied by USOC President Major-General Douglas MacArthur, who stated, “Americans never quit.” Miller was one of three boxing brothers, along with Abie and Benny Miller.

After the Olympics Hymie Miller fought as a pro from 1929-31, and fought a lot, almost exclusively in the Los Angeles area. He finished his short career with a professional record of 28 wins, 5 losses, and 6 draws, and never managed a shot at a major title.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 17 Amsterdam Boxing Men's Flyweight United States USA 17T

Men's Flyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1928 Summer 17 Amsterdam Boxing United States USA Round One Match #14 2 1928-08-07 Sartos (BEL) , Miller (USA)
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