Host City: Helsinki, Finland
Venue(s): Exhibition Hall I, Helsinki
Date Started: July 29, 1952
Date Finished: August 2, 1952
Format: Single elimination tournament.
|Bronze:|| Boris Nikolov
Floyd Patterson left school in spring 1952 and was persuaded by his trainer, Cus D'Amato, to aim for a place on the US Olympic team for Helsinki. The 17-year-old from New Jersey duly booked his berth for Finland by winning a close, and not entirely popular, decision over the more experience Harvey Lammers. The bout with Lemmers proved the most difficult of Patterson's route to Olympic glory as he brushed aside all challengers in the Finnish capital. 2 brutal knockouts, a disqualification and an easy points win later the teenager was Olympic champion. Patterson went on to become the youngest professional World Heavyweight Champion though his aura was somewhat tarnished by defeats to Ingemar Johansson and Sonny Liston.
|1||Floyd Patterson||17||United States||USA||Gold|
|9T||Boris Silchev||26||Soviet Union||URS|
|9T||Terry Gooding||21||Great Britain||GBR|