World Professional Boxing Champions Who Also Won Olympic Gold Medal

Generally, rising talents in boxing announce their arrival in Olympics first before making it big in the professional arena.

Below is the list of all those Olympic Gold Medalists who became world professional champions in boxing.

• Lennox Lewis is a British- Canadian who won the 1988 Olympics Gold for Canada.

• Wladimir Klitschko took the 1996 Atlanta Olympics Gold for Ukraine.

• Anthony Joshua earned the 2012 Olympics Gold Medal for the UK.

• Floyd Patterson won the 1952 Olympics Gold for the USA.

• Joe Frazier became the 1964 Olympics Gold Medalist for the USA.

• George Foreman grabbed the 1968 Olympics Gold for the US.

• Cassius Clay won the Light 1960 Olympics Gold for the USA.

• Leon Spinks took the 1976 Olympics Gold for the US.

• Michael Spinks won the 1976 Montreal Olympics Gold Medal for the USA.

• Mate Parlov became the 1972 Olympics Gold Medalist for Croatia.

• Slobodan Kacar took the 1980 Olympics Gold Medal for Yugoslavia.

• Vassili Jirov earned the 1996 Olympics Gold Medal for Kazakhstan.

• Andre Ward took hold of the 2004 Olympics Gold for the US.

• Henry Maske won the 1988 Olympics Gold for East Germany.

• James DeGale was a professional boxing champ who became gold medalist for the UK in 2008.

• Ryota Murata won the 2012 Olympics Gold Medal for Japan.

• Frank Tate was the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics Gold Medalist for the USA.

• David Reid clenched the 1988 Olympics Gold for the USA.

• Giovanni Benvenuti won the 1960 Olympics Gold Medal for Italy.

• Mark Breland held the 1984 Olympics Gold Medal for the USA.

• Daniyar Yeleussinov won the Welterweight 2016 Olympics Gold Medal for Kazakhstan.

• Ray Leonard took home the Light Welterweight Olympics Gold for the USA.

• Pernell Whitaker took the Lightweight 1984 Olympics Gold for the USA.

• Meldrick Taylor won the Featherweight 1984 Olympics Gold Medal for the USA.

• Giovanni Parisi became victorious and held the Featherweight 1988 Olympics Gold for Italy.

• Vasyl Lomachenko gained the Featherweight 2008 Olympics Gold Medal and Lightweight 2012 Beijing Olympics from Ukraine.

• Patrizio Oliva held the Light Welterweight 1980 Olympics Gold Medalist title for Italy.

• Leo Randolph Flyweight is the 1976 Olympics Gold Medalist for the US.

• Johnny Bumphus took hold of the 1984 Olympics Gold Medal for the USA.

• Kennedy McKinney became the Bantamweight 1988 Olympics Gold Medalist for the USA.

• Joel Casamayor took the 1992 Bantamweight Barcelona Olympics Gold Medal for Cuba.

• Oscar De La Hoya won his Lightweight Gold Medal in the Olympics in 1992 for the US.

• Pascual Perez was the 1948 Olympics Gold Medalist for Argentina.

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