Sam Mossberg

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Name: Sam Mossberg
Born: 1898-06-14
Died: 1967-08-30 (Age:69)
Hometown: New York, New York, USA
Height: 5′ 6″   /   168cm
Boxing Record: click


He won a gold medal in Boxing at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, defeating the Dane Gotfred Johansen in the Lightweight final. En route to his gold medal, Mosberg scored what historians list as the quickest knockout in Olympic boxing history, finishing an opponent in a matter of seconds.

Said Spike Webb, perennial U.S. Olympic boxing coach during the first half of the twentieth century: "Sammy Mosberg is the greatest Olympic champion I ever coached." Webb's Olympic proteges include Jackie Fields, Fidel LaBarba, and Frankie Genaro, all gold medalists who went on to become professional world champions.

Later life

Mossberg, who was Jewish, coached the United States boxing team at the 1953 Maccabiah Games. He was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1985

Olympic games results

1920 (as a lightweight)