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Boxing at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Light-Heavyweight

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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.

Gold: RSA Dave Carstens
Silver: ITA Gino Rossi
Bronze: DEN Peter Jørgensen

Summary

Only eight boxers contested the light-heavyweight class. In his third Olympics, James “Boy” Murphy of Ireland sprung a surprise by defeating home hope Johnny Miler but was himself outpointed in the semi-final by the 24-year Italian Gino Rossi. The pairing of the South African Dave Carstens and the Dane Peter Jørgensen in the last four was reported as being the best of the games, the hard-punching Carstens edging his way to victory.

Carstens, who worked as a diamond cutter in his native country, slugged his way to victory in the final. In another close fight, the South African earned the judges vote over Italy’s Gino Rossi. Both finalists turned professional, albeit with little success.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Dave Carstens South Africa RSA Gold
2 Gino Rossi 24 Italy ITA Silver
3 Peter Jørgensen 25 Denmark DEN Bronze
4 Jim Murphy Ireland IRL
5T Nikolaos Mastoridis Greece GRE
5T Johnny Miler 21 United States USA
5T Rafael Lang 21 Argentina ARG
5T Hans Berger 26 Germany GER