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Pearce Lane

Full name: Pearce Allen Lane
Nickname(s): Rocky
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: October 9, 1930 in Big Rapids, Michigan, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing


Pearce Lane boxed for the Chicago Golden Gloves team in 1954 in the USA vs Europe matches, winning his match by a first-round KO over Belgian Emile Vlaemink. Lane attended Michigan State University, making the quarter-finals of the 1951 NCAA Championship while there. He won the 1954 International Golden Gloves, and was All-Army champion and Interservice runner-up in 1955 and 1956. After the 1956 Olympics, Lane never boxed again but became a pilot in the Army and a career military man. His brother, Kenny Lane, was a highly ranked professional boxer who fought for the world lightweight and light-welterweight titles.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Boxing Men's Welterweight United States USA 5T

Men's Welterweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Boxing United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #2 2 1956-11-28 Tiedt (IRL) , Lane (USA)
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Boxing United States USA Round One Match #3 1 1956-11-24 Lane (USA) , Tovar (VEN) decision
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