Hymie Miller

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Abe, Benny & Hymie Miller

Photo: (left to right) Abie, Benny, & Hymie Miller

Name: Hymie Miller
Hometown: Los Angeles, California, USA
Boxing Record: click

  • Brother of fellow boxers Abie and Benny Miller
  • Hymie Miller the 1928 National AAU Flyweight champion represented the United States in the 1928 Amsterdam Olympiad, losing in the first round of the Flyweight class to Marcel Sartos of Belgium. The 16-year old Miller had thought he was an easy winner over Santos, and was sent to tears when the decision was announced in Santos's favor. The U.S. boxing team was so outraged that they requested permission to withdraw the whole boxing team from the Games. The president of the United States Olympic Committee, Major-General Douglas MacArthur, denied their request, stating, "Americans never quit." Source: The Complete Book of the Olympics