Joseph Lang

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJoseph Ignatius•Lang
Used nameJoseph•Lang
Born4 February 1911 in Lovelock, Nevada (USA)
Died13 November 1990 in Santa Clara, California (USA)
AffiliationsOlympic Club, San Francisco (USA)
NOC United States


Joseph Lang was runner-up at the 1932 AAU Championships which qualified him for the 1932 Olympics. Lang won two matches in Los Angeles but then lost in the semi-finals to German Hans Ziglarski. Lang was injured in that fight and could not come out for the bronze medal match, eventually placing fourth. After the Olympics Lang turned pro, competing from 1933-35, all in California and Nevada. He finished with a career professional record of 8 wins, 3 losses, and 2 draws, but never fought for any major titles.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Boxing USA Joseph Lang
Bantamweight, Men (Olympic) 4