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Nick Spanakos

Full name: Nikos Michaelis "Nick" Spanakos
Nickname(s): Nickos
Gender: Male
Height: 5-3 (161 cm)
Weight: 123 lbs (56 kg)
Born: July 26, 1938 in New York, New York, United States
Affiliations: Elk's Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing


Nick Spanakos started fighting as a teenager along with his twin brother, Pete Spanakos, who won a bantamweight bronze medal at the 1959 Pan American Games. In 1960 Nick won the Chicago Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions and the Intercity Golden Gloves Championships. Spanakos was soundly beaten in the first round at the 1960 Olympics by Soviet featherweight [Boris Nikanorov]. In 1961 he won the New York Daily News Golden Gloves championship at featherweight. Spanakos would eventually turn pro, but not until 1967, and he fought only one known professional bout, a 4-round victory by decision over Augie Pantellas on 12 June 1967.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 22 Roma Boxing Men's Featherweight United States USA 17T

Men's Featherweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP
1960 Summer 22 Roma Boxing United States USA Round One Match #13 2 1960-08-26 Nikonorov (URS) , Spanakos (USA) 0 55 57 56 56 57 281
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