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Walter Gómez

Full name: Walter Desiderio Gómez
Gender: Male
Height: 5-5.5 (167 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: March 25, 1953 in Bernasconi, La Pampa, Argentina
Died: March 30, 2015 in Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Country: ARG Argentina
Sport: Boxing


Walter Gómez boxed at the 1972 Olympics, losing in an early round, and then turned professional in August 1973, winning his first pro bout by a knockout in round two over Eugenio Lazzari in Santa Rosa, Argentina. Gómez fought professionally until April 1983, when he lost a decision to Bushy Bester in Johannesburg, finishing with a career record of 45 wins (28 KOs), 8 losses, and 2 draws. In May 1980 Gómez won the South American welterweight title by a decision over Juan Carlos Peralta in Santa Rosa. He defended the title three times before losing it in October 1982 against Francisco de Jesús in São Paulo, Brazil. Gómez then became a boxing coach at the local gym in Rio Gallegos.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 19 München Boxing Men's Light-Welterweight Argentina ARG 9T

Men's Light-Welterweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP MR
1972 Summer 19 München Boxing Argentina ARG Round Two Match #5 2 1972-09-04 Angelov (BUL) , Gómez (ARG) 1 60 58 58 59 59 294
1972 Summer 19 München Boxing Argentina ARG Round One Match #10 1 1972-08-30 Gómez (ARG) , Pierwieniecki (POL) 5 60 59 60 60 59 298 decision
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