Full name: Petrus Hendrik Jansen "Piet" van Vuuren
Born: February 6, 1931 in Westdene, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Died: 2008 in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Country: South Africa
Piet van Vuuren ranked as one of South Africa's top amateur boxers in the 1950s. He won a total of five national titles in the middleweight and light-heavyweight between 1951 and 1956. In 1954, he won the gold medal at the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Vancouver, beating Australia's [Tony Madigan] to the gold. Despite high expectations for the Melbourne Olympics, Van Vuuren was elminated in his first bout there. Not interested in becoming a professional, Van Vuuren retired from the sport after the Games.
|1956 Summer||25||Melbourne||Boxing||Men's Light-Heavyweight||South Africa||RSA||9T|
|1956 Summer||25||Melbourne||Boxing||South Africa||RSA||Round One||Match #7||2||1956-11-23||Negrea (ROU) , van Vuuren (RSA)|