László Papp

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Laszlo Papp
Class of 2001
Modern Category
Hall of Fame bio:click

Name: Laszlo Papp
Alias: Laci Papp
Born: 1926-03-25
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: 2003-10-16 (Age:77)
Hometown: Budapest, Hungary
Stance: Southpaw
Height: 5′ 5″   /   165cm
Boxing Record: click

Amateur Accomplishments

  • Olympic Gold Medalist: 1948 in London (middleweight), 1952 in Helsinki (light middleweight), and 1956 in Melbourne (light middleweight).
  • European Champion: 1949 in Oslo (middleweight) and 1951 in Milan (light middleweight).
  • Scored 55 first round knockouts.

Olympic Results:

1948 London, England

1952 Helsinki, Finland

1956 Melbourne, Australia

Photo courtesy to Laszlo Papp Jr.

Professional Career

Although professional boxing was outlawed in Hungary, Papp turned professional in 1957 and set up camp in Vienna, Austria. He won the European Middleweight Championship in 1962 and made six title defenses. Papp was on the verge of a shot at the World Middleweight Championship when the Communist government of Hungary revoked his permit to travel abroad, thus ending his professional career.

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