|Full name||Nathan Eugene Brooks|
|Born||August 4, 1933|
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||April 14, 2020(aged 86)|
Brooks grew up in the Miles Heights neighborhood on the southeast side of Cleveland, Ohio. He was the 8th of 11 children of his parents, Frank and Mary Brooks. He graduated from John Adams High School.
Brooks had an outstanding career. Despite losing the National AAU flyweight crown in 1949 to Johnny Ortega, Brooks won titles at the Chicago Golden Gloves in 1950 and 1951. Brooks was the 1952 Olympic Flyweight Champion, defeating Edgar Basel of West Germany in the final on a 3-0 decision.
Below is the Olympic record of Nate Brooks, an American flyweight boxer who competed at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics:
Brooks turned pro in 1953 and had limited success. He retired in 1958 after a string of seven losses, having won 10 and lost 9 with 4 KO in his career.
Life after boxingEdit
Towards the end of his professional career Brooks began attending law school at Ohio State University. He later worked as a survey engineer at the Ohio Department of Transportation for 32 years. Brooks died on April 14, 2020.
- "Nathan E. Brooks". cleveland.com/Plain Dealer. 19 April 2020. Retrieved 19 April 2020.
(Obituary also appeared in the printed edition of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, April 19, 2020 and is the same as the cleveland.com one)
- Nate Brooks at databaseOlympics.com (archived)