Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): Sports Palace, Roma
Date Started: August 25, 1960
Date Finished: September 5, 1960
Format: Single elimination tournament.
|Gold:||Franco De Piccoli|
|Bronze:|| Günter Siegmund
To non-Italians the heavyweight class in 1960 was rather nondescript, as no future greats made an appearance. But the Italians loved it as their fighter, Franco De Piccoli, won the gold medal. In the final, De Piccoli faced South African Daan Bekker, a 1956 Olympic bronze medalist who had won gold at the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games. But the match was over quickly, as De Piccoli knocked out Bekker early in the first round. Both De Piccoli and Bekker had short, but non-distinguished professional careers. De Piccoli fought through 1965 with a career record of 37 wins and 4 losses, but never fought for a major title. Bekker fought through 1963, although he returned for one bout in 1968, which he won, finishing with a record of 7 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw.
|1||Franco De Piccoli||22||Italy||ITA||Gold|
|2||Daan Bekker||28||South Africa||RSA||Silver|
|5T||Percy Price, Jr.||24||United States||USA|
|5T||Andrey Abramov||24||Soviet Union||URS|
|9T||Dave Thomas||22||Great Britain||GBR|