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 Johnny Caldwell

Johnny Caldwell

Birth
Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Death 11 Jul 2009 (aged 71)
Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Burial Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Memorial ID 39396320 · View Source
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Professional Boxer, Olympic Athlete. Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, he represented his country at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia and won a bronze medal while fighting out of the Flyweight Division. He was recognized as the World Bantamweight Champion by the European Boxing Union, when he defeated France's Alphonse Halimi in 1961. He relinquished the title after a knockout loss to Eder Jofre less than three months later. Caldwell retired in 1965 after compiling a record of 29 wins (1 knockouts), and 5 losses with 1 draw in 35 bouts. He died from cancer.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 13 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39396320
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Johnny Caldwell (7 May 1938–11 Jul 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39396320, citing Milltown Cemetery, Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .