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Erkki Pakkanen

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Name  Erkki Pakkanen
Role  Boxer
Martial art  Boxing

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Died  April 23, 1973, Kouvola, Finland
Olympic medals  Boxing at the 1952 Summer Olympics - Lightweight
People also search for  Aureliano Bolognesi, Aleksy Antkiewicz, Gheorghe Fiat

Erkki Olavi Pakkanen (19 April 1930 – 23 April 1973) was an amateur lighweight boxer from Finland who won a bronze medal at the 1952 Olympics.

Erkki Pakkanen Vicente Matute ja Erkki Pakkanen Helsingin olympialaisissa 1952

Pakkanen took up boxing in 1947 and won the Finnish junior title in 1949. He never held a senior national title, and qualified for the Helsinki Olympics by winning the Olympic trials. At the Olympics, he lost in a semifinal to the eventual winner Aureliano Bolognesi. Earlier in 1950 he seriously injured his right hand. The injury recurred in 1953 forcing Pakkanen to retire from boxing. He later ran a taxi company that he founded in 1958. He died of a heart attack at a horse racing track while watching his son Jorma competing. In 2008 he was inducted into the Finnish Boxing Hall of Fame.

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Erkki Pakkanen Wikipedia


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