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Harry Campbell

Full name: Harry Campbell
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Born: January 7, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: May 16, 1961 in San Francisco, California, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing


Harry Campbell attended San Jose State University. He was the 1958-59 All-Service Champion while he was in the Army, and in 1960 won the Western States Championship. At the 1960 Olympics Campbell won two fights before losing in the quarter-finals to Italy’s [Sandro Lopopolo], who went on to win a silver medal and a world professional championship. Campbell turned pro shortly after the Olympics, recording 5 wins and 2 losses in a short career. That second loss came on 15 May 1961 when he fought Al Medrano at Kezar Pavilion in San Francisco, losing on points in 10 rounds. Shortly after the fight Campbell lapsed into a coma, and died the next day.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 22 Roma Boxing Men's Lightweight United States USA 5T

Men's Lightweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP MR R T
1960 Summer 22 Roma Boxing United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #4 2 1960-09-02 Lopopolo (ITA) , Campbell (USA) 1 59 58 59 60 58 294
1960 Summer 22 Roma Boxing United States USA Round Three Match #7 1 1960-09-01 Campbell (USA) , Lee (KOR) knock-out 2 1:30
1960 Summer 22 Roma Boxing United States USA Round Two Match #13 1 Campbell (USA) , Romero (VEN) 4 59 56 59 58 58 290 decision
1960 Summer 22 Roma Boxing United States USA Round One Match #25 1 1960-08-25 Campbell (USA) bye
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