Boxing at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Middleweight

The men's middleweight event was part of the boxing programme at the 1952 Summer Olympics. The weight class allowed boxers of up to 75 kilograms to compete. The competition was held from 29 July to 2 August 1952. 23 boxers from 23 nations competed.[1]

Middleweight boxing
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
Dates29 July – 2 August
Competitors23 from 23 nations
1st place, gold medalist(s) Floyd Patterson  United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Vasile Tiță  Romania
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Boris Nikolov  Bulgaria
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Stig Sjölin  Sweden
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1956 →


Gold Floyd Patterson
  United States
Silver Vasile Tiță
Bronze Boris Nikolov
Bronze Stig Sjölin


Winner NOC Result Loser NOC
First Round (July 29)
Floyd Patterson United States BYE
Omar Tebbaka France BYE
Leen Jansen Netherlands BYE
Robert Malouf Canada BYE
Anthony Madigan Australia BYE
Boris Silchev Soviet Union BYE
Stig Sjölin Sweden BYE
Börje Grönroos Finland BYE
Dieter Wemhöner Germany BYE
Bedřich Koutný Czechoslovakia 2 – 1 Héctor Maturano Argentina
Boris Nikolov Bulgaria 3 – 0 Fred Stürmer Luxembourg
Terry Gooding Great Britain 2 – 1 Moustafa Mohamed Fahim Egypt
Vasile Tiță Romania DSQ 3R Willie Duggan Ireland
Nelson Andrade Brazil 2 – 1 Mátyás Plachy Hungary
Valter Sentimenti Italy 3 – 0 Hans Niederhauser Switzerland
Muhammad Khan Pakistan 2 – 1 Henryk Nowara Poland
Second Round (July 29 & 30)
Floyd Patterson United States 3 – 0 Omar Tebbaka France
Leen Jansen Netherlands TKO 1R Robert Malouf Canada
Anthony Madigan Australia 2 – 1 Boris Siljtshev Soviet Union
Stig Sjölin Sweden 3 – 0 Börje Grönroos Finland
Dieter Wemhöner Germany 2 – 1 Bedrich Koutný Czechoslovakia
Boris Nikolov Bulgaria 2 – 1 Terence Gooding Great Britain
Vasile Tiță Romania DSQ 2R Nelson de Paula Andrade Brazil
Valter Sentimenti Italy 3 – 0 Khan Mohammad Pakistan
Third Round (July 31)
Boris Nikolov Bulgaria 3 – 0 Dieter Wemhöner Germany
Floyd Patterson United States KO 1R Leen Jansen Netherlands
Vasile Tiță Romania TKO 3R Valter Sentimenti Italy
Stig Sjölin Sweden 3 – 0 Anthony Madigan Australia
Semi-final (August 1)
Floyd Patterson United States DSQ 3R Stig Sjölin Sweden
Vasile Tiță Romania 3 – 0 Boris Nikolov Bulgaria
Final (August 2)
Floyd Patterson United States KO 1R Vasile Tiță Romania


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