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Ben Rothwell

Full name: Benjamin "Ben" Rothwell, Jr.
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: September 14, 1902 in West Point, Virginia, United States
Died: December 14, 1979 in Short Hills, New Jersey, United States
Affiliations: Pastime AC, Syracuse (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing


Ben Rothwell, who competed for the Newark Athletic Club, was runner-up at the 1924 AAU championship to [Fred Boylstein], which qualified him for the US team at the 1924 Olympics. Rothwell won two matches at the Olympics, and then lost to Argentine [Alfredo Copello] in the quarter-finals. Rothwell turned professional after the Olympics, winning six fights, five by knockout, and losing none between November 1924 and March 1925. Despite being undefeated there is no record of him fighting again. He lived most of his life in Newark, New Jersey where he became a boxing referee and a tavern owner from the 1920s into the 1960s. Rothwell later retired to Short Hills, New Jersey, where he died.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 21 Paris Boxing Men's Lightweight United States USA 5T

Men's Lightweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR R
1924 Summer 21 Paris Boxing United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #4 2 1924-07-18 Copello (ARG) , Rothwell (USA)
1924 Summer 21 Paris Boxing United States USA Round Two Match #8 1 1924-07-17 Rothwell (USA) , Graham (CAN) decision
1924 Summer 21 Paris Boxing United States USA Round One Match #15 1 1924-07-16 Rothwell (USA) , Kelleher (IRL) knock-out 2
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