Joni Nyman

Joni Nyman (born September 5, 1962 in Pori) is a retired boxer (pugilist) from Finland, who won a Welterweight Bronze medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics. He also competed at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, where he was defeated in the quarterfinals.

Joni Nyman
Personal information
BornSeptember 5, 1962 (1962-09-05) (age 58)

Olympic resultsEdit

1984 - Los Angeles (as a welterweight)

  • Round of 64: bye
  • Round of 32: Defeated Georges Ngangue (Cameroon) by decision, 5-0
  • Round of 16: Defeated Kieran Joyce (Ireland) by decision, 4-1
  • Quarterfinal: Defeated Dwight Frazier (Jamaica) by decision, 5-0
  • Semifinal: Lost to An Young-Su (South Korea) by decision, 2-3 (was awarded bronze medal)

1988 (as a welterweight)

Pro careerEdit

Known as "Joltin' Joni", Nyman turned pro in 1988 and had limited success. Nyman retired in 1998 and returned in 2005 for one bout, retiring with a 14-6-1 record.