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Johnny Miler

Full name: John "Johnny" Miler (Miletich-)
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Born: August 10, 1910 in Hocking, Iowa, United States
Died: June 17, 1976 in Iowa City, Iowa, United States
Affiliations: Christ Church Athletic Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing


Born John Miletich, Johnny Miler won the 1932 Olympic Trials in San Francisco to make it to the 1932 Olympics, where he lost his opening match to [William Murphy] of Ireland. His biggest claim to fame is that in late 1932 or early 1932 Miler defeated Joe Louis in an amateur bout. It is likely that Miler fought professionally before the 1932 Olympics as this is alluded to in several newspaper reports from the mid-1930s. After the Olympics he definitely fought as a pro, all over the country, as well as Australia, from 1933-38. Miler finished with a professional record of 12 wins, 12 losses, and 3 draws, but was a journeyman fighter and never fought for a major title.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Boxing Men's Light-Heavyweight United States USA 5T

Men's Light-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Boxing United States USA Round One Match #2 2 1932-08-10 Murphy (IRL) , Miler (USA)
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