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Ottavio Panunzi

Full name: Ottavio Panunzi
Gender: Male
Born: February 14, 1933 in Roma, Roma, Italy
Died: March 5, 2016 in Roma, Roma, Italy
Affiliations: Polisportiva Indomita, Roma (ITA)
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Boxing


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 München. 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.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Boxing Men's Light-Heavyweight Italy ITA 5T

Men's Light-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
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
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