Mate Parlov

Mate Parlov

Birth
Splitsko-dalmatinska, Croatia
Death 29 Jul 2008 (aged 59)
Pula, Grad Pula, Istarska, Croatia
Burial Pula, Grad Pula, Istarska, Croatia
Memorial ID 28642882 · View Source
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Professional Boxer, Olympic Athlete. A native of Split, Croatia, he was the former WBC Light Heavyweight Champion in 1978. He defeated Miguel Angel Cuello on January 7, 1978 to win the title and relinquished it to Marvin Johnson on December 2, 1978. In addition, Parlov won a gold medal after defeating Cuba's Gilberto Carrillo during the 1972 Summer Olympics. He retired from boxing in 1980 after compiling a record of 24 wins (12 knockouts), 3 losses and 2 draws in 29 bouts. He died from lung cancer.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 29 Jul 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28642882
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mate Parlov (16 Nov 1948–29 Jul 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28642882, citing Monte Giro - Gradsko groblje, Pula, Grad Pula, Istarska, Croatia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .