Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): Sports Palace, Roma
Date Started: August 25, 1960
Date Finished: September 5, 1960
Format: Single elimination tournament.
|Bronze:|| Willie Fisher
[Wilbert McClure] came to Rome after winning the AAU title in 1959 and 1960, and the 1959 Pan American Games gold medal, but he barely got out of the semi-finals, winning a narrow 3-2 decision over the Soviet fighter [Boris Lagutin]. Lagutin would return in 1964 and 1968 to win the gold medal in this class. McClure advanced to fight Italy's [Carmelo Bossi] in front of his hometown fans, and McClure won the final comfortably by majority decision, 4-1. Both finalists would turn professional, but Bossi had the greater pro career. He fought through 1971, winning the WBA and WBC light-middleweight world titles in 1970. In his final bout, in 1971, he lost those titles to Japan's Koichi Wajima, and Bossi finished with a career professional record of 40 wins, 8 losses, and 3 draws. McClure fought professionally from 1961-70, finishing with a record of 24 wins, 8 losses, and 1 draw, but never contested a major title. He would earn degrees in literature and philosophy from the University of Toledo (1961) and a doctorate in psychology from Wayne State University in 1973. He became a professor at Northeastern University, formed his own counseling firm, and served a term as chairman of the Massachusetts State Boxing Commission.
|1||Wilbert McClure||21||United States||USA||Gold|
|3T||Boris Lagutin||22||Soviet Union||URS||Bronze|
|3T||Willie Fisher||20||Great Britain||GBR||Bronze|
|9T||Abrie Schutte||23||South Africa||RSA|
|9T||Bas van Duivenbode||20||Netherlands||NED|
|17T||Brian van Niekerk||27||Rhodesia||RHO|