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Roger Rouse

Full name: Roger Wilson Rouse
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: June 3, 1934 in Anaconda, Montana, United States
Died: March 7, 1999 in Helena, Montana, United States
Affiliations: Idaho State College
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing


Roger Rouse boxed at Idaho State and won the NCAA title as a middleweight in 1956-57. He turned professional in April 1958 and was undefeated after 14 bouts. In 1965 he won the California state light-heavyweight title by defeating Clarence James by decision. In 1967 he fought Dick Tiger for the world light-heavyweight crown by lost by TKO in the 12th round. In 1970 he again fought for that title, this time against Bob Foster, losing again by TKO, that time in the 4th round. That was the beginning of the end for Rouse’s career, as he lost 13 of his last 16 fights, including the last 9 in a row, before retiring in May 1972. His career professional record was 37 wins, 23 losses, and 5 draws.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Boxing Men's Middleweight United States USA 5T

Men's Middleweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Boxing United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #1 2 1956-11-29 Chapron (FRA) , Rouse (USA)
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Boxing United States USA Round One Match #1 1 1956-11-26 Rouse (USA) bye
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