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Manuel Ponce

Full name: Manuel Ponce
Gender: Male
Died: June 1935
Country: MEX Mexico
Sport: Boxing


After the 1932 Olympics, Manuel Ponce settled in Los Angeles and had a short career as a professional boxer. He started his pro career with a bout against Roy Johnson in March 1933, which ended in a draw. He fought through June 1935, ending up with a desultory career record of 10 wins (3 by KO), 12 losses, and 5 draws. His last bout was on 21 June 1935 against Jimmy Wakefield in Hollywood, which ended in a draw. Ponce died of a ruptured appendix shortly after this fight.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer Los Angeles Boxing Men's Lightweight Mexico MEX 8T

Men's Lightweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1932 Summer Los Angeles Boxing Mexico MEX Round One Match #2 2 1932-08-09 Mayor (FRA) , Ponce (MEX)
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