Chuck Adkins

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Name: Chuck Adkins
Born: 1932-04-27
Died: 1993-07-08 (Age:61)
Hometown: Gary, Indiana, USA
Boxing Record: click

Chuck Adkins was the Olympic Gold Medalist at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, in the Light Welterweight (140 lb/63.5 kg) class. In the final he defeated Viktor Mednov of the Soviet Union in the final on a 2-1 decision. The bout was notable, as being the first ever boxing match between the United States and the Soviet Union.

At the time of the Olympics, Adkins, was a 20-year old police administration student. Adkins also won the National AAU Lightweight championship in 1949.

Olympic results

Source

The Complete Book of the Olympics


Preceded by:
Johnny Gonsalves
National AAU Lightweight Champion
1949
Succeeded by:
George Justice
Preceded by:
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Olympic Gold Medalist
Light Welterweight Champion

1952
Succeeded by:
Vladimir Yengibaryan