|born on||27 April 1932 at 07:30 (= 07:30 AM )|
|Place||Gary, Indiana, 41n36, 87w21|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||07°04' 06°12 Asc. 23°31'|
American boxer, who was the Olympic Gold Medallist at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, in the Light Welterweight (140 lb/63.5 kg) class. In the final he defeated Viktor Mednov of the Soviet Union on a 2-1 decision. The bout was notable as being the first ever boxing match between the United States and the Soviet Union.
At the time of the Olympics, Adkins, was a 20-year-old police administration student. Adkins also won the National AAU Lightweight championship in 1949.
Adkins attended San Jose State University, which had a dominant collegiate boxing program.
He died on 8 July 1993, aged 61.
- Work : Prize 2 August 1952 (Olympic Gold medal in Boxing - Light Welterweight)
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Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate from Indiana archives.
- Vocation : Sports : Boxing (Light Welterweight)
- Notable : Awards : Olympics (Gold medal)