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Sammy Mosberg

Full name: Samuel A. "Sammy" Mosberg
Gender: Male
Height: 5-5 (166 cm)
Born: June 14, 1896 in [unknown], Unknown, Austria
Died: August 30, 1967 in Brooklyn, New York, United States
Affiliations: Pastime AC, Syracuse (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Sammy Mosberg began to box with the Pastime Athletic Club in 1912. During World War I he served as a boxing instructor and won his base championship. At the Olympic trials in 1920 Mosberg lost but was allowed to go to Belgium as an alternate. He defeated one of the men chosen above him and was selected to fight in Antwerp. He justified the decision by winning the gold medal, and en route, scored the one of the quickest knockouts in Olympic boxing history. Mosberg turned professional when he returned to the United States and fought for three years. He may have had as many 57 career fights without distinction, but they are not well-documented, as credits him with a career record of 8-7-2. After retiring from boxing he entered the family furniture business and later became a real estate broker. In 1953 he served as the coach for the U.S. Maccabiah Games boxing team. Mosberg was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1985.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Boxing Men's Lightweight United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Lightweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR R
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Boxing United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1920-08-24 Mosberg (USA) , Johansen (DEN) decision
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Boxing United States USA Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1920-08-23 Mosberg (USA) , Beland (RSA) knock-out 1
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Boxing United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1920-08-22 Mosberg (USA) , Grace (GBR) decision 4
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Boxing United States USA Round One Match #1 1 Mosberg (USA) , Solvinto (FRA) decision
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