Rafael Iglesias (boxer)

Argentino Rafael Iglesias (May 25, 1924 – January 1, 1999) was an Argentine heavyweight boxer. He won a gold medal at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, England by knocking out Gunnar Nilsson in the final.[1] Iglesias was knocked out himself in his only bout as a professional, in 1952.[2]

Rafael Iglesias
Rafael Iglesias vs Gunnar Nilsson, London 1948.jpg
Iglesias (left) vs. Gunnar Nilsson in the 1948 Olympic final
Personal information
BornMay 25, 1924
Avellaneda, Argentina
DiedJanuary 1, 1999 (aged 74)
San Juan, Argentina
Medal record

Olympic Boxing ResultsEdit

Rafael Iglesias' results from the heavyweight division at the 1948 Olympic boxing tournament in London:

  • Round of 16: defeated Jose Arturo Rubio of Spain by decision
  • Quarterfinal: defeated Uber Baccilieri of Italy by decision
  • Semifinal: defeated John Arthur of South Africa by decision
  • Final: defeated Gunnar Nilsson of Sweden by a second-round knockout


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