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Andy Scrivani

Full name: Andrew Francis "Andy" Scrivani
Gender: Male
Born: March 28, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: June 1, 2015 in Lyons, New Jersey, United States
Affiliations: Chicago CYO, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing


Andy Scrivani won the 1935 Chicago Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions, as well as the 1935 Intercity Golden Gloves Championship, both as a featherweight. In 1936 he won the Intercity Golden Gloves title as a lightweight, and also qualified for the 1936 Olympics in that class. In Berlin Scrivani won two matches, but in the second against Belgian [Simon Dewinter], Scrivani sustained several cuts above his eyes, which was felt to hamper him in his next match, against Sweden’s [Erik Ågren], which the Swede won by decision.

After the Olympics Scrivani fought as a pro, starting in November 1937 with a win over Pete Poulos, a 4-round decision. Scrivani fought professionally around Chicago initially, but then fought around Los Angeles from 1938 on, retiring in April 1941 with a record of 18 wins, 9 losses, and 4 draws. He never fought for a major title.

Scrivani started boxing at the local CYO on Chicago’s West Side. He served in the US Army in World War II where he earned a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart while fighting in Germany. On his return he settled in Miami where he taught boxing at the 5th Street Gym and also worked the wickets at several racetracks.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Boxing Men's Lightweight United States USA 5T

Men's Lightweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Boxing United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #3 2 1936-08-13 Ågren (SWE) , Scrivani (USA)
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Boxing United States USA Round Two Match #6 1 1936-08-12 Scrivani (USA) , Dewinter (BEL) decision
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Boxing United States USA Round One Match #14 1 1936-08-11 Scrivani (USA) , Simpson (GBR) decision
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