Arnold Vanderlyde


Arnold Petrus Maria Vanderlyde (born 24 January 1963) is a former Dutch boxer, who participated in three Summer Olympics (1984, 1988 and 1992) and won three bronze medals in the heavyweight division (– 91 kg). He started boxing at age fifteen. Although Vanderlyde was a three-time European champion and seven-time Dutch champion, he never turned professional. After ending his boxing career in 1992, he entered the corporate world as a motivational speaker.

Arnold Vanderlyde
Arnold Vanderlyde (right) versus Roberto Balado in Berlin, 1990.
Statistics
Real nameArnold Petrus Maria Vanderlyde
Weight(s)Heavyweight
Height1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
NationalityDutch
Born (1963-01-24) 24 January 1963 (age 57)
Sittard, Limburg, Netherlands
StanceSouthpaw
Boxing record
Total fights254
Wins233
Losses20
Draws1

Olympic results

1984

1988

  • 1st round bye
  • Defeated Henry Akinwande (Great Britain) 3-2
  • Defeated Gyula Alvics (Hungary) 5-0
  • Lost to Ray Mercer (United States) RSC 2

1992