Name: Eddie Peirce
Birthplace: Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
Died: 1998-01-23 (Age:88)
Nationality: South African
Hometown: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Height: 6′ 0″ / 183cm
Boxing Record: click
Eddie Peirce started boxing around 1929 at age 16.
- 1930: Won South African Middleweight title (amateur)
- 1930: Third place, Empire games at Hamilton
- 1931: Won South African Middleweight title (amateur)
- 1932: Won South African Middleweight title (amateur)
- 1932: Won South African Cruiserweight title (amateur)
Representing his country of South Africa, he was a Bronze Medalist at 160 lb. in the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, CA. He served as captain of the team. He lost a decision to eventual Gold Medalist Carmen Barth of the United States.
Olympic Games Results
1932 (as a middleweight)
- 1st round bye
- Defeated Lajos Szigeti (Hungary) PTS
- Lost to Carmen Barth (United States) PTS (semi-final match)
- Defeated Roger Michelot (France) walk-over (bronze medal match)
Peirce turned pro in November 1932 and won the South African middleweight title. In early 1940 he was the 10th ranking middleweight in the world. Many of his early bouts have gone unrecorded. It is estimated that he over 200 professional fights (campaigning on four continents). He settled and lived in Flint, MI, after World War II.
Much of this record is courtesy of Karel de Vries. International Boxing Research Organization (IBRO) Journal #79, p. 66.