Olli Mäki Bio

Olli Mäki (22 December 1936 – 6 April 2019) was a Finnish boxer. As an amateur he won the European lightweight title in 1959, having placed second in 1957. After being dropped from the 1960 Olympic team, he turned professional and fought until 1973 with a record of 28 victories, 14 losses and 8 draws. In August 1962 he was beaten in two rounds by Davey Moore for the World Featherweight Title, and in February 1964 he won the European Boxing Union light welterweight title against Conny Rudhof; he lost it to Rudhof in 1967. In retirement Mäki worked as a boxing coach and manager.

Olli Mäki Biography

Mäki is the only Finnish skateboarder who has won the European Championship as an amateur and professional. Mäki’s amateur career culminated in the 1959 European Championships in Lucerne, Switzerland, where he won a championship of less than 60 kg. In the previous European Championships two years earlier, he was in the same series with EM Silver.

Olli Mäki Professional Carrer

Mäki became a professional in 1960. He was the first Finnish champion of the Boxing Championships in 1962.

Olli Mäki Awards & Honor

Mäki won the European Championship of Professional Boxing in a series of less than 63.5 kilos in 1964. He defeated the German Conny Rudhof in a championship match and successfully defended the championship in the same year against Alissa-based French Aissa Hashas.

The hill was known as the Kokkola baker. His life has recently become familiar with Juho Kuosmasen’s film A Smiling Man. In 2016, the premier of the film, Mäkeä, was performed by actor Jarkko Lahti . Mäki and his Raija wife watched in the end of the movie.

The film tells the story of Mäki’s preparations for the 1962 World Cup against Davey Moore, USA . Mäki lost in the second round of the Helsinki Olympic Stadium with a knockout.

Previously Ilta-Sanomat told about death .

Olli Mäki’s son Pekka Mäki is a well-known boxing coach and coach.  

Trivia & Olli Mäki Quick Inf

Olli Mäki Wiki/Bio
Full name Olli Mäki
Nationality  Finland
Born 22 December 1936
Kokkola, Finland
Died 6 April 2019 (aged 82)
Kirkkonummi, Finland

Olli Mäki Movie

The 2016 film The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki is based on his life.

Olli Mäki Cause of Death

Mäki died after a long illness on 6 April 2019, aged 82. He had been suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

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