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Ray Seales

Full name: Ray P. Seales
Nickname(s): Sugar Ray
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: September 4, 1952 in [unknown], St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands
Affiliations: Tacoma Boys' Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Sugar Ray Seales took a 92 and nine record to the 1972 Olympics. His amateur titles included the 1971 AAU and North American championships and numerous Golden Gloves championships in the Pacific Northwest. To win his gold medal, Seales had to fight five times and won all his bouts by decisions. Seales turned pro shortly thereafter and fought mostly as a middleweight. He won his first 20 fights and it looked like he was headed for a title shot. But in August 1974 he was defeated by Marvin Hagler, and later fought a draw with Hagler. Seales came back and started winning again, but was KO'ed in 1976 by Alan Minter. Seales was forced to retire because of poor vision, as he became almost blind in both eyes, the result of detached retinae he suffered during his fighting career.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 19 München Boxing Men's Light-Welterweight United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Light-Welterweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP
1972 Summer 19 München Boxing United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1972-09-10 Seales (USA) , Angelov (BUL) decision 3 59 59 59 58 59 294
1972 Summer 19 München Boxing United States USA Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1972-09-08 Seales (USA) , Vujin (YUG) decision 5 59 60 59 60 60 298
1972 Summer 19 München Boxing United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1972-09-07 Seales (USA) , Molina (CUB) decision 3 60 60 59 58 60 297
1972 Summer 19 München Boxing United States USA Round Two Match #1 1 1972-09-04 Seales (USA) , Montague (IRL) decision 5 60 60 60 60 60 300
1972 Summer 19 München Boxing United States USA Round One Match #2 1 1972-08-30 Seales (USA) , Beyer (GDR) decision 3 59 59 59 58 60 295
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