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Name: Johnny Miler
Birth Name: John Miletich
Birthplace: Hocking, Iowa, USA
Died: 1976-06-17 (Age:65)
Nationality: US American
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Height: 6′ 1″ / 185cm
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- Beat Joe Louis in late 1931 or early 1932 in an amateur bout.
- Won July 1932 Olympic Trials at San Francisco
- Represented USA at Aug 1932 Olympic Games, losing to William Murphy of Ireland on points in his opening match.
- Since Miler had been scheduled to fight Jake Hunzinger in Burlington Ia. on 1929-1-17, a fight which "Johnny Militich of Albia" had to cancel due to injuries sustained in a mining accident a few days before the planned bout, chances are that he had professional experience by the time he fought in the 1932 Olympics. This assumption is further confirmed by the 1934-10-22 Mason City Globe-Gazette which reported that he had started out professionally fighting preliminaries on promoter Alex Bean's cards around Ottumwa.
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