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László Papp

Full name: László Papp
Gender: Male
Born: March 25, 1926 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Died: October 16, 2003 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Affiliations: Budapesti Vasutas Sport Club/Budapesti Bástya/Budapesti Vasas Sport Club
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 3 Gold (3 Total)

Biography

László Papp is, with Téofilo Stevenson, one of the two Olympic boxers to win three consecutive gold medals. He was so renowned in Hungary that he was allowed to turn professional, the only professional from a Communist country until the era of glasnost in the late 1980's. The southpaw quickly established the same dominance among professionals, winning the European middleweight championship in 1962. By 1965, Papp was in line for a world title fight, but Hungarian authorities recanted and stopped Papp from fighting any more as a professional. He was forced to relinguish his European crown and retire from professional boxing. Career Record: W - 26 (15); L - 0; D - 3.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 22 London Boxing Men's Middleweight Hungary HUN 1 Gold
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Boxing Men's Light-Middleweight Hungary HUN 1 Gold
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Boxing Men's Light-Middleweight Hungary HUN 1 Gold

Men's Light-Middleweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR JF R
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Boxing Hungary HUN Final Round Match 1/2 1 1952-08-02 Papp (HUN) , van Schalkwyk (RSA) decision 3
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Boxing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1952-08-01 Papp (HUN) , Herrera (ARG) decision 3
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Boxing Hungary HUN Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1952-07-31 Papp (HUN) , Spasov (BUL) decision 3
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Boxing Hungary HUN Round Two Match #8 1 Papp (HUN) , Chase (CAN) knock-out 2
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Boxing Hungary HUN Round One Match #16 1 1952-07-29 Papp (HUN) , Webb (USA) knock-out 2
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Boxing Hungary HUN Final Round Match 1/2 1 1956-12-01 Papp (HUN) , Torres (USA) decision
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Boxing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1956-11-30 Papp (HUN) , Pietrzykowski (POL) decision
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Boxing Hungary HUN Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1956-11-28 Papp (HUN) , Sáenz (ARG) referee stops contest 3
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Boxing Hungary HUN Round One Match #1 1 1956-11-24 Papp (HUN) bye

Men's Middleweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR R
1948 Summer 22 London Boxing Hungary HUN Final Round Match 1/2 1 1948-08-13 Papp (HUN) , Wright (GBR) decision
1948 Summer 22 London Boxing Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1948-08-12 Papp (HUN) , Fontana (ITA) decision
1948 Summer 22 London Boxing Hungary HUN Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1948-08-11 Papp (HUN) , Cavignac (BEL) knock-out 1
1948 Summer 22 London Boxing Hungary HUN Round Two Match #4 1 1948-08-10 Papp (HUN) , Welter (LUX) referee stops contest 1
1948 Summer 22 London Boxing Hungary HUN Round One Match #8 1 1948-08-07 Papp (HUN) , Resch (FIN) knock-out 2