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Pat Ryan

Full name: Patrick Thomas "Pat" Ryan
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: February 28, 1952 in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
Died: October 15, 2013 in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
Country: NZL New Zealand
Sport: Boxing


Pat Ryan was trained by his elder brother Martin and was already successful as a junior. He then won four successive national titles (two in the bantam- and two in the featherweight divisions) starting in 1968 and retired after participating in the 1972 Olympics. Five years later he had a national comeback in the welterweight division taking his fifth national title, when the championships were held in his native New Plymouth. In 1970 he was named New Zealand’s most scientific boxer. Internationally his greatest achievement was the 1972 Oceania championship in Tahiti winning gold in the featherweight division. His record in the ring was 105 wins and eight losses.

After his definite retirement he started coaching and refereeing and held official positions in boxing for several years. Besides sports he worked in the timber industry and eventually started his own business in 1996. His deteriorating health forced him to stop working two years prior to his premature death.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 20 München Boxing Men's Featherweight New Zealand NZL 17T

Men's Featherweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP MR
1972 Summer 20 München Boxing New Zealand NZL Round Two Match #9 2 1972-08-29 Kobayashi (JPN) , Ryan (NZL) 1 56 58 57 57 58 286
1972 Summer 20 München Boxing New Zealand NZL Round One Match #17 1 1972-08-27 Ryan (NZL) bye
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