Alberto Santiago Lovell (1912–1966), known as Alberto Lovell, was an Argentine heavyweight boxer, who won the gold medal in the Olympic Games in Los Angeles 1932. In his career as a professional boxer he had 88 fights winning 76 (55 by KO) losing 8 (3 by KO) with 3 draws, He won both the Argentine and South American championships.
|Full name||Santiago Alberto Lovell Sr.|
|Born||April 23, 1912|
Dock Sud, Argentina
|Died||March 17, 1966(aged 53)|
Gold Medal in 1932Edit
Alberto Lovell, age 20, won the gold medal in the heavyweight category at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles 1932 . There were only six competitors in the heavyweight division. In the first round (a quarterfinal), Lovell eliminated the Finn Gunnar Barlund, and then Canadian George Maughan in the semifinals by TKO.
The final was held on August 13 with Lovell defeating the Italian Luigi Rovati, winning by knockout. Alberto Lovell's brother, William, attained the heavyweight silver medal in 1936. His son, Alberto Santiago, reached the heavyweight quarterfinals in Tokyo in 1964 also in the heavyweight classification.
Entered the professionalism, November 19, 1938 was champion Argentine and South American heavyweight. On July 7, 1953 the Asociación Argentina de Box took the title and declared vacant because Lovell made no defense of it since 1944.
His first professional fight was against Eduardo Primo on January 20, 1934, losing by technical knockout. Santiago Lovell also beat Red Burman and Maxie Rosenbloom. His last fight was against Archie Moore in the Luna Park in Buenos Aires on July 7, 1951.
His brother and son were also heavyweight boxers. Guillermo Lovell, his brother, won the silver medal at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Santiago Alberto Lovell Jr, reached the quarter-finals in Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games.