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Louis Molina

Full name: Luis "Louis" Molina
Gender: Male
Height: 5-5.5 (167 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: October 11, 1938 in Santa Barbara, California, United States
Died: April 20, 2013 in San José, California, United States
Affiliations: US Marine Corps, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing


Luis Molina was in the Marines when he made the 1956 Olympic team, and was the first Marine to box in the Olympics. He won the All-Marine boxing title three consecutive years and won the 1956 Inter-Service Championship. After the Olympics and his military career, Molina turned professional, winning his first bout over Tommy Hunter in a first-round knockout in April 1959. Molina won his first 16 professional fights, before losing to Kenny Lane by a decision in 1962. He fought professionally through November 1966, ending with a career record of 32-10, although he lost 6 of his last 9 fights. He never fought for a major title but was briefly ranked as the #1 challenger. Molina later earned a living as a welder.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Boxing Men's Lightweight United States USA 5T

Men's Lightweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Boxing United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #2 2 1956-11-29 Byrne (IRL) , Molina (USA)
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Boxing United States USA Round Two Match #3 1 1956-11-27 Molina (USA) , Griffiths (AUS) decision
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Boxing United States USA Round One Match #6 1 1956-11-23 Molina (USA) bye
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