Richard McTaggart

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Richard McTaggart MBE (born: October 15, 1935) was a British amateur boxer, who competed at two Olympic games as a Lightweight (1956, 1960), and one as a Light welterweight (1964). McTaggart won the gold medal in 1956, and was awarded the Val Barker Trophy, as the games outstanding boxer. He won the bronze medal in 1960, and was eliminated in the 3rd round in 1964. McTaggart was also a five-time ABA champion (1956, 1958, 1960, 1963 and 1965). McTaggert purportedly won 610 of his 634 amateur bouts. [1]


Olympic results

1956 (as a lightweight)

1960 (as a lightweight)

1964 (as a Light welterweight)

Other Amateur Honors

  • 1954 ABA Featherweight runner-up, losing to Dave Charnley (Fitzroy Lodge ABC) RSC 1 in final
  • 1956 ABA Lightweight champion, defeated Eddie Kane (Lochead BC) in final
  • 1958 ABA Lightweight champion, defeated Johnny Cooke (Maple Leaf ABC) in final
  • 1958 British Commonwealth Lightweight champion
  • 1960 ABA Lightweight champion, defeated Cedric Williams (Bargoed & Deri ABC) RSC 2 in final
  • 1961 European Lightweight champion
  • 1962 ABA Lightweight runner-up, losing to Brian Whelan (Chiswick General ABC) in final
  • 1963 ABA Light welterweight champion, defeated Larry O'Connell (Fitzroy Lodge ABC) in final
  • 1965 ABA Light welterweight champion, defeated Larry O'Connell (Fitzroy Lodge ABC) in final

Awards and Honors

  • Member of the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame
  • Order of the British Empire - Member (MBE)