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Edelweiss Rodriguez

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameEdelweiss•Rodriguez
Used nameEdelweiss•Rodriguez
Born26 June 1911 in Rimini, Rimini (ITA)
Died22 February 1962
Measurements153 cm
NOC Italy


Edelweiss Rodriguez was an Italian boxer. Italian amateur champion in 1929-30, and third at the 1930 European Championships, he made it to the quarter-finals at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. Rodriguez was capped 25 times for Italy. He turned pro in March 1933, fighting as a flyweight initially, but switched to bantamweight and became Italian Champion in October 1934, defeating Alfredo Magnolfi. He lost that title a few months later to Gino Cattaneo, but again challenged for the crown in August 1937, although unsuccessfully, against Giuliano Secchi. From 1938-40 Rodriguez fought in Ethiopia and what is now Eritrea.

Rodriguez left boxing during World War II but returned in January 1947 for a final bout, defeating Lorenzo Dani by decision. In his professional career Rodriguez had 23 wins, 8 losses, 3 draws, and 1 no contest. His son, Edelweiss Rodriguez Junior, known as “Pupo”, also became a boxer briefly, but then served the sport as a referee.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Boxing ITA Edelweiss Rodriguez
Flyweight, Men (Olympic) =5