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Laurie Stevens

Full name: Lawrence "Laurie" Stevens
Gender: Male
Born: February 25, 1913 in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Died: August 17, 1989 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Country: RSA South Africa
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Laurie Stevens placed 2nd in the 1930 British Empire Games Featherweight class. After the 1932 Olympics he turned professional and had a fairly successful career on a smaller stage. He fought almost exclusively in South Africa from December 1932 to July 1946, compiling a career record of 39 wins (20 by KO), only 2 losses, and 1 draw. In January 1936 Stevens fought Jack "Kid" Berg for the vacant British Empire lightweight title, winning on points in 12 rounds. In 1939 Stevens won the South African welterweight championship in a decision over Teddy Braun.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 19 Los Angeles Boxing Men's Lightweight South Africa RSA 1 Gold

Men's Lightweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1932 Summer 19 Los Angeles Boxing South Africa RSA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1932-08-13 Stevens (RSA) , Ahlqvist (SWE) decision
1932 Summer 19 Los Angeles Boxing South Africa RSA Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1932-08-12 Stevens (RSA) , Bianchini (ITA) decision
1932 Summer 19 Los Angeles Boxing South Africa RSA Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1932-08-11 Stevens (RSA) , Kartz (GER) decision
1932 Summer 19 Los Angeles Boxing South Africa RSA Round One Match #6 1 1932-08-09 Stevens (RSA) , Padilla (PHI) decision
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