Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 9, 1932
Date Finished: August 13, 1932
Format: Single elimination tournament.
Carmelo Robledo was a teenage office clerk from Argentina who had reached the quarter-finals in Amsterdam. In Los Angeles he used his physical strength to win three straight decisions and take the Olympic title. The final had started quietly but Scheinklofer of Germany increased the tempo in the second round and was reported as “letting his fists fly”. The German tired in the final three minutes but his supporters still believed he had done enough to claim victory.
The American entrant Johnny Hines went out to Carlsson of Sweden in the quarter-finals, hampered by cuts above both eyes he had received in his first round fight.
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