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Giorgio Bambini

Full name: Giorgio Bambini
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3.5 (192 cm)
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Born: February 24, 1945 in La Spezia, La Spezia, Italy
Died: November 13, 2015 in La Spezia, La Spezia, Italy
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

As an amateur boxer, Giorgio Bambini was a four-time Italian Champion, winning the title in 1965-68, defeating Mario Baruzzi in the finals three consecutive times from 1965-67, and then beating Aldo Piccinali in 1968 for his fourth title. Bambini was 1967 Mediterranean Games heavyweight champion. Considered a medal favorite at the 1968 Olympics, Bambini made it to the semi-finals, but was no match there for eventual gold medalist and professional World Champion [George Foreman]. Bambini also turned pro after the 1968 Olympics, and fought professionally from 1969-71. He never fought outside of Italy and retired after 15 bouts, despite the fact that he was never beaten, winning five bouts by knockout. He never boxed for any major professional titles.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Boxing Men's Heavyweight Italy ITA 3T Bronze

Men's Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Boxing Italy ITA Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1968-10-24 Foreman (USA) , Bambini (ITA)
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Boxing Italy ITA Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1968-10-22 Bambini (ITA) , Pandov (BUL) decision 5 60 59+ 60 60 60 299
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Boxing Italy ITA Round One Match #4 1 1968-10-16 Bambini (ITA) , Renz (FRG) decision 5 60 59 59 60 60 298
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