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Lou Salica

Full name: Louis "Lou" Salica
Gender: Male
Born: November 16, 1912 in Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: January 30, 2002 in Brooklyn, New York, United States
Affiliations: Boys' Club of New York, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Lou Salica won the AAU title in 1932 but at the Olympic Games he was defeated in the semi-finals by István Énekes of Hungary. Salica later won a bout for the bronze medal. Salica fought as a professional in the bantamweight division and went on to greater success as a pro than he had as an amateur. In 1935 he claimed the vacant bantamweight championship by outpointing Sixto Escobar in 15 rounds. Escobar won a re-match later in the year. However in 1940, Escobar retired and Salica was recognized as champion by the New York Commission, while the National Boxing Association recognized George Pace. In 1941 Salida claimed both titles by winning a decision over Pace in 10 rounds. In August of 1942 Salica lost the crown to Manuel Ortiz by a decision. Salica fought for a few more years before retiring.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 19 Los Angeles Boxing Men's Flyweight United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's Flyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1932 Summer 19 Los Angeles Boxing United States USA Final Round Match 3/4 1 1932-08-13 Salica (USA) walkover
1932 Summer 19 Los Angeles Boxing United States USA Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1932-08-11 Énekes (HUN) , Salica (USA)
1932 Summer 19 Los Angeles Boxing United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1932-08-10 Salica (USA) , Spannagel (GER) decision
1932 Summer 19 Los Angeles Boxing United States USA Round One Match #5 1 1932-08-09 Salica (USA) , Callura (CAN) decision