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Name  Leo Randolph
Role  Boxer
Martial art  Boxing

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Born  February 27, 1958 (age 57) (1958-02-27) Columbus, Mississippi, U.S.
Olympic medals  Boxing at the 1976 Summer Olympics - Flyweight
Division  Bantamweight, Super bantamweight
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Leo Randolph (born February 27, 1958 in Columbus, Mississippi) is an American former boxer, who won the Flyweight Gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics.


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Amateur career

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Randolph had an outstanding amateur career. Randolph was a product of the Tacoma Boys Club amateur program, along with fellow Olympic Gold Medalist Sugar Ray Seales, and future world champions Rocky Lockridge and Johnny Bumphus. Randolph was trained as an amateur and professional by Joe Clough, the head trainer at the Tacoma Boys Club. In 1975 he was the National Golden Gloves Flyweight champion. He was a National AAU flyweight champion, and was the 1976 Olympic Flyweight Gold Medalist.

Olympic Results were as follows:

  • 1st round bye
  • Defeated Massoudi Samatou (Togo) walkover
  • Defeated Constantin Gruescu (Romania) 4-1
  • Defeated David Larmour (Ireland) 4-1
  • Defeated Leszek Błażyński (Poland) 4-1
  • Defeated Ramón Duvalón (Cuba) 3-2
  • Professional career

    Randolph turned pro in 1978. In 1980, he challenged Ricardo Cardona for the WBA Super Bantamweight Title and won via TKO in the 15th round. In his next fight, he lost his title to Sergio Victor Palma via TKO in the 5th. Randolph retired after the bout. He currently holds the records as both the youngest Olympic gold medalist, as well as the youngest retirement ever by a former professional world boxing champion. At two years and fifty days, Randolph also holds the record for the shortest career for any world boxing champion.


    Leo now resides in his hometown of Tacoma. After boxing, he started working for the Pierce Transit public bus company in 1988. He works as a Transit Operator and supervisor.


  • 2005 Inductee into the Tacoma-Pierce County Sports Hall of Fame
  • References

    Leo Randolph Wikipedia