Games & medals

Games Results Sport Event
Melbourne 1956
Games Results Sport Event
Melbourne 1956
#1
Boxing Light-Middleweight (≤71 kilograms)
Helsinki 1952
Games Results Sport Event
Helsinki 1952
#1
Boxing Light-Middleweight (≤71 kilograms)
London 1948
Games Results Sport Event
London 1948
#1
Boxing Middleweight (≤73 kilograms)

László PAPP

Hungary
Boxing
Birth date
25 Mar 1926 Budapest, Hungary
Gender
Male

Number of medals

3 Olympic medals

Olympic Games

3 Olympic Games

László PAPP 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.

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