Asbjørn Berg-Hansen

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Asbjørn Berg-Hansen
Born: 14.10.1912
Died: 28.01.1998
Club: Ørnulf I.F.(Oslo)
Nationality: Norwegian
Amateur Flyweight boxer

Asbjørn Berg-Hansen is widely thought of as Norway's best Flyweight boxer to date. He became junior champion in 1933, and went on to take national titles in 1936, '37, '39, '40--when the second world war put a halt to championships, until 1946 and '47--when he took the title in Bantamweight-- 1948 & '50. Berg-Hansen also fought in 26 international championships (1934-50)--with 17 victories --and is the only boxer to have received the Norwegian Boxing Federation's gold watch for participation in 25 international championships, a record unlikely to ever be matched.

Berg-Hansen also participated in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, where he, after defeating Alf Russel (GBR), was ruled a surprising--and publicly unpopular--defeat against Lou Laurie (USA), who went on to take the bronze.

Berg-Hansen fought in excess of 300 amateur bouts, with fewer than 20 losses.

Norway's 1936 Olympic Games Boxing Team, with Erling Nilsen, Rudolf Andreassen, Berg Hansen, Henry Tiller, Ragnar Haugen, and Jarl Johnsen
Norway's 1936 Olympic Games Boxing Team, with Erling Nilsen, Rudolf Andreassen, Berg-Hansen, Henry Tiller, Ragnar Haugen, and Jarl Johnsen.