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Gert Puzicha

Full name: Gert Puzicha
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: January 25, 1944 in Coesfeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: January 19, 2012 in Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: BC Steele, Essen (GER)
Country: FRG West Germany
Sport: Boxing

Biography

In 1968 in Mexico City, boxer Gerd Puzicha participated in the light-welterweight category, but was eliminated in the second round by upcoming bronze medal winner [Arto Nilsson] from Finland. He was called the greatest boxer in Essen and earned five West German national titles (1966, 1968, and 1970-72). He won 237 out of 268 bouts in his amateur career.

Puzicha later built up a boxing section at TuSEM Essen and coached young talents. By profession he was a fireman. In his later years he suffered from severe depression and committed suicide by drowning in the Ruhr in 2012. Only a few days earlier he visited the Knappschaftskrankenhaus in Essen for unknown reasons.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Boxing Men's Light-Welterweight West Germany FRG 9T

Men's Light-Welterweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP MR
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Boxing West Germany FRG Round Three Match #4 2 1968-10-21 Nilsson (FIN) , Puzicha (FRG) 2 59 58 59 60 59 295
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Boxing West Germany FRG Round Two Match #6 1 1968-10-18 Puzicha (FRG) , McCourt (IRL) 5 60 60 60 59+ 60 299 decision
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Boxing West Germany FRG Round One Match #13 1 1968-10-13 Puzicha (FRG) bye
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