Full name: Ottavio Panunzi
Born: February 14, 1933 in Roma, Roma, Italy
Died: March 5, 2016 in Roma, Roma, Italy
Affiliations: Polisportiva Indomita, Roma (ITA)
Ottavio Panunzi lost in the quarter-finals of the light-heavyweight class at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. He came in as a medal favorite, having won the Military World Championship (CISM) from 1953-55. After the Olympics Panunzi turned professional, fighting his first pro bout in April 1957. He fought almost exclusively in Italy, with only his penultimate bout in MÃ¼nchen. Panunzi never fought for a major title, and retired in September 1963 with a professional career record of 25 wins (12 by KO) and 12 losses.
|1956 Summer||23||Melbourne||Boxing||Men's Light-Heavyweight||Italy||ITA||5T|
|1956 Summer||23||Melbourne||Boxing||Italy||ITA||Quarter-Finals||Match #4||2||1956-11-29||Negrea (ROU) , Panunzi (ITA)|
|1956 Summer||23||Melbourne||Boxing||Italy||ITA||Round One||Match #8||1||1956-11-23||Panunzi (ITA) , Collins (CAN)||decision|