Ed Flynn

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Class of: 1974

Sport: Boxing

Edward “Eddie” L. Flynn (October 25, 1909 – October 14, 1982) was an American boxer. He was the U.S. amateur champion in both 1931 and 1932. Flynn is most remembered for his gold medal in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. He defeated Erich Campe of Germany in the welterweight finals. Flynn had a remarkable amateur record of 144 wins and no losses. After competing in the 1932 Olympics, Flynn turned professional, and in 3 years of professional boxing he had a record of 14-1. In 1935 Flynn was drafted and served through WWII. Flynn graduated with a degree in dentistry from Loyola University in New Orleans. He was born in New Orleans and died in Tampa, FL.