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Olle Tandberg (October 10, 1918 – December 12, 1996) was a Swedish heavyweight boxer, and the European amateur boxing champion between 1937 and 1939.

Olle Tandberg
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Full nameOlof Peder Tandberg
Nickname(s)"Olle"
Nationality Sweden
Born(1918-10-10)October 10, 1918
Stockholm, Stockholm Municipality
DiedDecember 12, 1996(1996-12-12) (aged 78)
Nacka, Nacka Municipality
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight79 kg (174 lb)
Sport
SportBoxing
Weight classHeavyweight
ClubDjurgårdens IF, Stockholm

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Tandberg was born in Stockholm, Sweden on 10 October 1918. During his career he had 30 fights, winning 23 (11 by KO), losing 6 (1 by KO), and drawing 1. He fought in the 1936 Berlin Olympics where he defeated US boxer Art Oliver. He lost in the second round of competition to Hungarian Ferenc Nagy.[1] On the 14 of August 1949 he lost to Jersey Joe Walcott on TKO in the 5th round. He died in Stockholm on 12 December 1996.

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