Richard McTaggart, MBE

 Richard McTaggart, MBE

(b.1935)
Boxing

Inducted in 2002

McTaggart won 610 of his 634 amateur fights. He was the first British boxer to compete in three Olympic Games (1956, 1960, 1964). In 1956, McTaggart won the gold medal for the lightweight division in the Olympic Games at Melbourne. He was also awarded the Val Barker Trophy for the most stylish boxer and in 1960, he won an Olympic bronze medal in Rome.

  • Olympic gold medal, lightweight, 1956
  • Olympic bronze medal, lightweight, 1960
  • British Commonwealth champion, 1958
  • British Empire silver medal, 1963
  • European champion, 1961


 
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