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Erling Nilsen

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Name  Erling Nilsen
Division  Heavyweight
Martial art  Boxing
Died  April 23, 1984
Role  Boxer

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Olympic medals  Boxing at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Men's heavyweight

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Erling Nilsen (December 30, 1910 – April 23, 1984) was a Norwegian boxer who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics.


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Amateur career

In 1936 he won the bronze medal in the heavyweight class after winning the third place fight against Ferenc Nagy. Nilsen also won 7 National Titles in Norway and had 15 victories on the National Team.

Olympic Results

Nilsen represented Norway in the 1936 Olympics, Berlin. Won the Bronze Medal.

  • W Dq Walter Marti, Switzerland
  • W KO 2 Ernest Toussaint, Luxembourg
  • L 3 Guillermo Lovell, Argentina
  • W WO Ferenc Nagy, Hungary
  • Other Highlights

    Nilsen won the Bronze Medal in the European Championships, Milan, Italy 1937:

  • W 3 Pilat, Poland
  • L 3 Olle Tandberg, Sweden
  • He was a member of the first official boxing contest between England and Norway on December 8, 1935 in the Oslo Colosseum; his opponent was H. P. Floyd. He represented the club BK Pugilist.


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