Boxing at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Light heavyweight

The men's light heavyweight event was part of the boxing programme at the 1952 Summer Olympics. The weight class allowed boxers of up to 81 kilograms to compete. The competition was held from 29 July to 2 August 1952. 18 boxers from 18 nations competed.[1]

Light heavyweight boxing
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
Dates29 July – 2 August
Competitors18 from 18 nations
1st place, gold medalist(s) Norvel Lee  United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Antonio Pacenza  Argentina
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Anatoly Perov  Soviet Union
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Harry Siljander  Finland
← 1948
1956 →


Gold Norvel Lee
  United States
Silver Antonio Pacenza
Bronze Anatoly Perov
  Soviet Union
Bronze Harry Siljander


Winner NOC Result Loser NOC
First Round (July 29)
Anatoly Perov Soviet Union BYE
Henry Cooper Great Britain BYE
Gianbattista Alfonsetti Italy BYE
Mohamed Mohamed Elminabaoui Egypt BYE
Antonio Pacenza Argentina BYE
Rolf Storm Sweden BYE
Lucio Grotone Brazil BYE
Bjarne Lingås Norway BYE
Tadeusz Grzelak Poland BYE
Franz Pfitscher Austria BYE
Norvel Lee United States BYE
Claude Arnaiz France BYE
Harry Siljander Finland BYE
Dumitru Ciobotaru Romania BYE
Toon Pastor Netherlands 3 – 0 István Fazekas Hungary
Karl Kistner Germany KO 7 Oscar Ward India
Second Round (July 29 & 30)
Anatoly Perov Soviet Union 2 – 1 Henry Cooper Great Britain
Giovan-Battista Alfonsetti Italy DSQ 3R Mohamed Mohamed Elminabaoui Egypt
Antonio Pacenza Argentina 2 – 1 Rolf Edvard Storm Sweden
Lucio Grotone Brazil 2 – 1 Bjarne Lingås Norway
Tadeusz Grzelak Poland 3 – 0 Franz Pfitscher Austria
Norvel Lee United States 3 – 0 Claude Arnaiz France
Harri Siljander Finland 2 – 1 Dumitru Ciobotaru Romania
Karl Kistner Germany 2 – 1 Toon Pastor Netherlands
Third Round (July 31)
Norvel LaFollette Ray Lee United States 3 – 0 Tadeusz Grzelak Poland
Anatoly Perov Soviet Union 3 – 0 Giovan-Battista Alfonsetti Italy
Harri Siljander Finland 2 – 1 Karl Kistner Germany
Antonio Pacenza Argentina 3 – 0 Lucio Grotone Brazil
Semi-final (August 1)
Antonio Pacenza Argentina 3 – 0 Anatoly Perov Soviet Union
Norvel Lee United States 3 – 0 Harri Siljander Finland
Final (August 2)
Norvel LaFollette Ray Lee United States 3 – 0 Antonio Pacenza Argentina


  1. ^ "Boxing at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games: Men's Light Heavyweight". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 18 November 2018.