Boxing at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Italy and the United States dominated boxing at the 1960 Summer Olympics, winning three gold medals for each country. Two of the gold medalists later became world champions in professional boxing: Cassius Clay[1] and Nino Benvenuti.[2]

Competition format

Men competed in the following ten events:


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Gyula Török
Sergey Sivko
 Soviet Union
Abdel Moneim El-Guindi
 United Arab Republic
Kiyoshi Tanabe
Oleg Grigoryev
 Soviet Union
Primo Zamparini
Ollie Taylor
Brunon Bendig
Francesco Musso
Jerzy Adamski
Jorma Limmonen
William Meyers
 South Africa
Kazimierz Paździor
Sandro Lopopolo
Richard McTaggart
 Great Britain
Abel Laudonio
Light welterweight
Bohumil Němeček
Clement Quartey
Marian Kasprzyk
Quincey Daniels
 United States
Nino Benvenuti
Yuri Radonyak
 Soviet Union
Jimmy Lloyd
 Great Britain
Leszek Drogosz
Light middleweight
Wilbert McClure
 United States
Carmelo Bossi
William Fisher
 Great Britain
Boris Lagutin
 Soviet Union
Eddie Crook, Jr.
 United States
Tadeusz Walasek
Ion Monea
Yevgeny Feofanov
 Soviet Union
Light heavyweight
Cassius Clay
 United States
Zbigniew Pietrzykowski
Giulio Saraudi
Anthony Madigan
Francesco de Piccoli
Daniel Bekker
 South Africa
Günter Siegmund
Josef Němec


Pos Country: Gold: Silver: Bronze: Total:
1  Italy (ITA) 3 3 1 7
2  United States (USA) 3 0 1 4
3  Poland (POL) 1 3 3 7
4  Soviet Union (URS) 1 2 2 5
5  Hungary (HUN) 1 0 0 1
 Czechoslovakia (TCH) 1 0 1 2
7  Ghana (GHA) 0 1 0 1
 South Africa (RSA) 0 1 1 2
9  Great Britain (GBR) 0 0 3 3
10  Australia (AUS) 0 0 2 2
11  Japan (JPN) 0 0 1 1
 United Arab Republic (EGY) 0 0 1 1
 Finland (FIN) 0 0 1 1
 Argentina (ARG) 0 0 1 1
 Romania (ROU) 0 0 1 1
 United Team of Germany (EUA) 0 0 1 1


Flyweight (-51 kg)

Left-right:Kiyoshi Tanabe, Abdel Moneim El-Guindi, Gyula Török, Sergei Sivko
Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Hungary Gyula Török, Hungary Soviet Union Sergei Sivko, Soviet Union Egypt Abdel Moneim El-Guindi, Egypt
Japan Kiyoshi Tanabe, Japan

Round 1




Bantamweight (-54kg)

Left-right: Oliver Taylor, Brunon Bendig, Oleg Grigoryev, Primo Zamparini
Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Soviet Union Oleg Grigoryev, Soviet Union Italy Primo Zamparini, Italy Poland Brunon Bendig, Poland
Australia Oliver Taylor, Australia

Featherweight (-57kg)

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Italy Francesco Musso, Italy Poland Jerzy Adamski, Poland South Africa William Meyers, South Africa
Finland Jorma Limmonen, Finland

Lightweight (-60kg)

Left-right: Richard McTaggart, Abel Laudonio, Kazimierz Paździor, Sandro Lopopolo
Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Poland Kazimierz Paździor, Poland Italy Sandro Lopopolo, Italy United Kingdom Richard McTaggart, Great Britain
Argentina Abel Laudonio, Argentina

Light welterweight (-63.5kg)

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Czechoslovakia Bohumil Němeček, Czechoslovakia Ghana Clement Quartey, Ghana United States Quincey Daniels, United States
Poland Marian Kasprzyk, Poland

Welterweight (-67kg)

Left-right:Jimmy Lloyd, Leszek Drogosz, Giovanni Benvenuti, Yuri Radonyak
Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Italy Giovanni Benvenuti, Italy Soviet Union Yuri Radonyak, Soviet Union Poland Leszek Drogosz, Poland
United Kingdom Jimmy Lloyd, Great Britain

Light middleweight (-71kg)

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
United States Wilbert McClure, United States Italy Carmelo Bossi, Italy United Kingdom William Fisher, Great Britain
Soviet Union Boris Lagutin, Soviet Union

Middleweight (-75kg)

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
United States Eddie Crook, Jr. Poland Tadeusz Walasek, Poland Soviet Union Yevgeny Feofanov, Soviet Union
Romania Ion Monea, Romania

Light heavyweight (-81kg)

Left-right: Giulio Saraudi, Anthony Madigan, Cassius Clay, Zbigniew Pietrzykowski
Gold: Silver: Bronze:
United States Cassius Clay,[1] United States Poland Zbigniew Pietrzykowski, Poland Australia Anthony Madigan, Australia
Italy Giulio Saraudi, Italy

First round

Second round




Heavyweight (81+ kg)

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Italy Francesco de Piccoli, Italy South Africa Daniel Bekker, South Africa Czechoslovakia Josef Němec, Czechoslovakia
Germany Günter Siegmund, Germany

Round 1

Round 2


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Known as Muhammad Ali since March 6, 1964
  2. Boxing at the 1960 Roma Summer Games.

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