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The Greatest Boxer at the Olympic Games

Who is the greatest Boxer of all time based on Olympic Games performances? We have used a weighted total medal count of each male Boxer from all modern Olympic Games to rank their overall performance, using data from all Olympics including the Tokyo 2020 Games.olympic poster

The best all-time performing Boxers at the Olympic Games is tied with László Papp, Félix Savón and Teófilo Stevenson all with three gold medals. See the table below to see how other athletes ranked.

See also the best athlete from each sport, and the best overall.

Top Olympic Games Boxers

Here are the top ranked athletes from the sport of Boxing for performances at all Olympiads, using the Topend Sports Weighted Ranking System to order the athletes, awarding points for both gold (6 points) and other medals (silver 2 pts, bronze 1 pt). Making the list is all boxers who have won at least three medals.

Table: The Top Ranked Athletes from Boxing at the Olympic Games (1986-2021)

rank name country Gold Silver Bronze total
=1 László Papp Hungary 3 0 0 3 18
=1 Félix Savón Cuba 3 0 0 3 18
=1 Teófilo Stevenson Cuba 3 0 0 3 18
=4 Boris Lagutin Russia 2 0 1 3 13
=4 Oleg Saitov Russia 2 0 1 3 13
=4 Zou Shiming China 2 0 1 3 13
=4 Roniel Iglesias Cuba 2 0 1 3 13

notes: initial data from wikipedia of multiple Olympic gold medalists (with at least 2 gold medals, including results from 2016). For the ranking order, we have used the Topend Sports Weighted Ranking System.

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