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Laurie Stevens

Full name: Lawrence "Laurie" Stevens
Gender: Male
Born: February 25, 1913 in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Died: August 17, 1989 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Country: RSA South Africa
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Laurie Stevens' boxing career began at the age of 10, when he won his first bout. He placed 2nd in the 1930 British Empire Games Featherweight class. After the 1932 Olympics he turned professional and had a fairly successful career on a smaller stage. He fought almost exclusively in South Africa from December 1932 to July 1946, compiling a career record of 39 wins (20 by KO), only 2 losses, and 1 draw. In January 1936 Stevens fought Jack "Kid" Berg for the vacant British Empire lightweight title, winning on points in 12 rounds. In 1939 Stevens won the South African welterweight championship in a decision over Teddy Braun. He later ran a sports shop in Johannesburg and was active as a golfer.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 19 Los Angeles Boxing Men's Lightweight South Africa RSA 1 Gold

Men's Lightweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1932 Summer 19 Los Angeles Boxing South Africa RSA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1932-08-13 Stevens (RSA) , Ahlqvist (SWE) decision
1932 Summer 19 Los Angeles Boxing South Africa RSA Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1932-08-12 Stevens (RSA) , Bianchini (ITA) decision
1932 Summer 19 Los Angeles Boxing South Africa RSA Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1932-08-11 Stevens (RSA) , Kartz (GER) decision
1932 Summer 19 Los Angeles Boxing South Africa RSA Round One Match #6 1 1932-08-09 Stevens (RSA) , Padilla (PHI) decision
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