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Boxing at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Date Started: August 9, 1932
Date Finished: August 13, 1932
Events: 8

Participants: 85 (85 men and 0 women) from 18 countries
Youngest Participant: CAN Frankie Genovese (16 years, 259 days)
Oldest Participant: ITA Luigi Rovati (27 years, 260 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 24 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): USA United States (5 medals)


The Olympic boxing tournament was held in the 10,000 capacity [Grand Olympic Auditorium], which also held both the [weightlifting] and [wrestling] competitions. A shortage of European competitors meant the numbers of boxers dropped to 85, from just 18 countries. Only four nations, Argentina, Germany, Italy and the United States had participants in every division. The tournament took place from the 9th to the 13th of August. All bouts now consisted of three three-minute rounds, a final round of four minutes duration having been fought in some previous Olympics. Other innovations were the placement of the referee inside the ring instead of at ringside and the use of green and red coloured belts to distinguish the fighters.