Grahame Cheney

Grahame ‘Spike’ Cheney was one of the most popular Aussie medallists in Seoul. The New South Wales boxer won four bouts on his way to reaching the final of the light-welterweight event. In doing so, he became only the second Australian to reach a boxing final, the first being the legendary Snowy Baker in 1908. Cheney’s gold medal bout was decided on points. He split the first two rounds with his Russian opponent, but the judges awarded the third round to the Soviet fighter. Cheney later tasted success as a professional fighter, winning the WBC international welterweight title.

 

Olympic Results

1988 Seoul

64kg - Men
Round 1 BYE
Round 2 GAUTO, Miguel (PAR) RSC; R2 2:33 Win
Round 3 QUARTEY, I (GHA) 298-287 Win
Quarter Final FOSTER, Todd (USA) 293-290 Win
Semi Final MYRBERG, Lars (SWE) 299-285 Win
Final YANOVSKY, Vyacheslav (URS) 295-289 Loss
Final Placing 2 / 49

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