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Pete Zivic

Full name: Peter B. "Pete" Zivic
Gender: Male
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 112 lbs (51 kg)
Born: March 26, 1901 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 29, 1987 in McCandless, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: Willow Athletic Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing

Related Olympians: Brother of Jack Zivic.


Pete Zivic was one of five Zivic brothers who fought professionally – Joe, Fritzie, Eddie, Pete, and [Jack]. Pete and Jack worked in steel mills around Pittsburgh when they were chosen to represent the US at the 1920 Antwerp Olympics. The best of the brothers was Fritzie who was World Professional Welterweight Champion from October 1940-July 1941. Pete turned professional in December 1920 and fought through 1930, finishing with a professional record of 40 wins (18 by KO), 35 losses and 11 draws. He never fought for a major title. Zivic tended bar for many years in Lawrenceville, a Pittsburgh neighborhood.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Boxing Men's Flyweight United States USA 5T

Men's Flyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Boxing United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #4 2 1920-08-22 Pedersen (DEN) , Zivic (USA)
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Boxing United States USA Round One Match #8 1 1920-08-21 Zivic (USA) , Androt (BEL) decision
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