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Al Romero

Full name: Albert J. "Al" Romero Ybarra
Nickname(s): El Borrascoco
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Born: September 6, 1911 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: September 30, 1985 in Alhambra, California, United States
Country: MEX Mexico
Sport: Boxing


Albert Romero competed as a welterweight boxer at the 1932 Olympics, but was controversially disqualified in his only match. Born in California to Mexican parents, he learned to box at the Los Angeles Newsboy Club. He signed his first professional contract shortly after his Olympic loss and débuted as a pro on 30 August 1932 at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles, defeating veteran Herman Rittenhouse by decision. Romero fought for seven years as a professional, losing his final bout by TKO to Ceferino García. He was a top middleweight but never fought for a major title, ending his pro career with 32 wins (15 by KO), 11 losses, and 4 draws. Romero joined the US Army in 1941, serving until 1946, and he later worked as an electrician.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Boxing Men's Welterweight Mexico MEX 9T

Men's Welterweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Boxing Mexico MEX Round One Match #4 AC 1932-08-09 McCleave (GBR) , Romero (MEX)
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