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Samuel Lagonia

Full name: Samuel Joseph Lagonia
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Born: April 19, 1898 in Westchester, New York, United States
Died: November 15, 1968 in Flushing, New York, United States
Affiliations: Bronxdale Athletic Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing


Samuel Lagonia represented the Bronxdale Athletic Club, winning the AAU title in 1919-21 as a middleweight. In 1919 Lagonia won three Metropolitan AAU titles in the same night, winning bouts as a middleweight, light-heavy, and heavyweight. At the 1920 Olympics, Lagonia was considered a medal favorite, but had the misfortune to meet Britain’s redoubtable [Harry Mallin] in the quarter-finals, and Mallin eliminated Lagonia. After his 1921 AAU title, Lagonia turned professional but had a short career. He won four bouts, two by knockout, and never lost, but there is no record of him fighting after October 1921.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 22 Antwerpen Boxing Men's Middleweight United States USA 5T

Men's Middleweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1920 Summer 22 Antwerpen Boxing United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #3 AC 1920-08-23 Mallin (GBR) , Lagonia (USA)
1920 Summer 22 Antwerpen Boxing United States USA Round Two Match #6 1 1920-08-22 Lagonia (USA) , Jacobsen (NOR) decision
1920 Summer 22 Antwerpen Boxing United States USA Round One Match #11 1 1920-08-21 Lagonia (USA) bye
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