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László Papp

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameLászló•Papp
Used nameLászló•Papp
Born25 March 1926 in Budapest (HUN)
Died16 October 2003 in Budapest (HUN)
AffiliationsBudapesti Vasutas Sport Club/Budapesti Bástya/Budapesti Vasas Sport Club
NOC Hungary

Biography

László Papp is, with Téofilo Stevenson, one of the two Olympic boxers to win three consecutive gold medals. He was so renowned in Hungary that he was allowed to turn professional, the only professional from a Communist country until the era of glasnost in the late 1980’s. The southpaw quickly established the same dominance among professionals, winning the European middleweight championship in 1962. By 1965, Papp was in line for a world title fight, but Hungarian authorities recanted and stopped Papp from fighting any more as a professional. He was forced to relinguish his European crown and retire from professional boxing. Career Record: W - 26 (15); L - 0; D - 3.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Boxing HUN László Papp
Middleweight, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
1952 Summer Olympics Boxing HUN László Papp
Light-Middleweight, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
1956 Summer Olympics Boxing HUN László Papp
Light-Middleweight, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold

Special Notes