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Spider Webb

Full name: Ellsworth "Spider" Webb
Gender: Male
Born: November 20, 1931 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing


Ellsworth “Spider” Webb won the NCAA light-middleweight title in 1951-52 while a student at Idaho State University. After the 1952 Olympics, Webb turned professional in July 1953. He won his first two fights, before losing to Jimmy Elby on points in Chicago. Webb then won his next 20 bouts, through April 1957, and became one of the world’s top middleweights. In December 1959 Webb fought Gene Fullmer for the world middleweight crown, but lost on a decision after 15 rounds. He fought twice more, losing in April 1961 to Dick Tiger in his final fight. Webb ended his professional career with a record of 34 wins and 6 losses. In 1980 he was inducted into the Idaho State University Sports Hall of Fame


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Boxing Men's Light-Middleweight United States USA 17T

Men's Light-Middleweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Boxing United States USA Round One Match #16 2 1952-07-29 Papp (HUN) , Webb (USA)
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