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Light-Heavyweight (≤175 pounds), Men

Date9 – 13 August 1932
LocationGrand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
Participants8 from 8 countries
FormatSingle elimination tournament.

Only eight boxers contested the light-heavyweight class. Jim Murphy of Ireland sprung a surprise by defeating home hope Johnny Miler but was himself outpointed in the semi-final by the 24-year Italian Gino Rossi. The pairing of the South African Dave Carstens and the Dane Peter Jørgensen in the last four was reported as being the best of the Games, the hard-punching Carstens edging his way to victory.

Carstens, who worked as a diamond cutter in his native country, slugged his way to victory in the final. In another close fight, the South African earned the judges vote over Italy’s Gino Rossi. Both finalists turned professional, albeit with little success.

1Dave CarstensRSAGold
2Gino RossiITASilver
3Peter JørgensenDENBronze
4Jim MurphyIRL
=5Nikolaos MastoridisGRE
=5Johnny MilerUSA
=5Rafael LangARG
=5Hans BergerGER

Round One (10 August 1932)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Gino RossiITA Nikolaos MastoridisGRE Decision (– - –)
Match #2 Jim MurphyIRL Johnny MilerUSA Decision (– - –)
Match #3 Peter JørgensenDEN Rafael LangARG Decision (– - –)
Match #4 Dave CarstensRSA Hans BergerGER Decision (– - –)

Semi-Finals (11 August 1932)

Winner of each match advanced to the final match.

Match #1 Gino RossiITA Jim MurphyIRL Walkover
Match #2 Dave CarstensRSA Peter JørgensenDEN Decision (– - –)

Final Round (13 August 1932)

Match 1/2 Dave CarstensRSA Gino RossiITA Decision (– - –)
Match 3/4 Peter JørgensenDEN Jim MurphyIRL Walkover