Name: Pentti Hamalainen
Died: 1984-12-11 (Age:54)
Hometown: Kotka, Finland
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Olympic gold medalist at bantamweight in Helsinki 1952 and bronze medalist at featherweight in Melbourne 1956.
Represented Finland 11 times in duals, won all:
- Poland 1949
- Norway 1950 (twice)
- Poland 1951,53,54
- Germany 1955 (Beat later pro European Champion Conny Rudhof.)
- Czechoslovakia (1955)
- Poland (1955)
- Hungary (1956)
- Germany (1956)
Reached Quarter-finals in European Championships, West Berlin 1955.
Was on the European team vs. Golden Gloves in 1950 and beat Pat McCarthy, Chicago 18.04. and Oliver James, Washington 21.04. The following year Pentti Hamalainen was again on the European team against the US Golden Gloves Team. He outpointed Joe Castaneda, Chicago 30.03. and Ray Axt, Washington 21.04.
- Defeated Thomas Nicholls (Great Britain) 3-0
- Defeated Henryk Niedzwiedzki (Poland) 3-0
- Defeated Helmuth von Gravenitz (South Africa) 3-0
- Defeated Gennady Garbuzov (Soviet Union) 3-0
- Defeated John McNally (Ireland) 2-1