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Luigi Rovati

Full name: Luigi Rovati
Gender: Male
Born: November 24, 1904 in Cinisello Balsamo, Milano, Italy
Died: March 8, 1989
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

In May 1932, Luigi Rovati – called “The first Colossus of Cinisello Balsamo” after his home town – won a 4-nations tournament in Berlin, which earned him a place in the Italian Olympic boxing team. Because only six boxers entered the heavyweight class, just one win on points against American Fred Feary] (/athletes/show/8663) brought him a place in the final, where he lost to Argentine [Alberto Lovell. Rovati was able to take a lot of punches and was a hard puncher himself. From 1933-37 he had four pro fights in Austria, Switzerland and Germany without winning one. In his last of these fights he lost by knockout in round one against German Adolf Witt.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Boxing Men's Heavyweight Italy ITA 2 Silver

Men's Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Boxing Italy ITA Final Round Match 1/2 2 1932-08-13 Lovell (ARG) , Rovati (ITA)
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Boxing Italy ITA Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1932-08-11 Rovati (ITA) , Feary (USA) decision
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Boxing Italy ITA Round One Match #1 1 1932-08-10 Rovati (ITA)
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