At a glance

25 Mar 1926 Budapest, Hungary
Male

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...

László in numbers

3
Olympics
Olympics
3
medals
Gold medal:3 Silver medal: Bronze medal:
  • Melbourne
    Melbourne 1956
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Melbourne
    Melbourne 1956
    • 1 Gold medal
      Boxing
      Light-Middleweight (≤71 kilograms)
  • Helsinki
    Helsinki 1952
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Helsinki
    Helsinki 1952
    • 1 Gold medal
      Boxing
      Light-Middleweight (≤71 kilograms)
  • London
    London 1948
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    London
    London 1948
    • 1 Gold medal
      Boxing
      Middleweight (≤73 kilograms)