Bor was the U.S. representative in the lightweight division at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. After defeating Great Britain's Hyman Mizler in the first round in a decision, Nat then drew a bye in the second round to automatically advance to the semifinals. In the semifinal bout, Bor lost a decision to Sweden's Thore Ahlqvist, but won a decision in the third-place bout over Mario Bianchini of Italy to capture the bronze medal.
Upon his return from the Olympics, Bor relinquished his amateur status and had his first professional fight in his hometown of Fall River, Massachusetts. On October 5, 1932, he knocked Al Hope out in the first round. One year later, Bor fought in Brooklyn, New York, against Ted Ball and won in the second round when Ball took a nine count. In 1937, Bor lost a 10-round decision to Andre Jesserun in May, and then was knocked out in the sixth-round against Ralph Zannelli, a future No. 1 welterweight contender in Zannelli's hometown of Providence, Rhode Island.
Birth and Death Dates:
b. March 1, 1913 - d. June 1972
Fall River, Massachusetts
Use links below to navigate through the olympics section of Jews In Sports.
The Jewish Almanac, edited by Richard Siegel and Carl Rheins (New York: Bantam Books, 1980)
The Olympic Games: Athens 1896-Sydney 2000, (New York: Dorling Kindersley, 1999)