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Olli Mäki to give up the olympic dream is a matter of principle – not have any regrets even if there had been a medal favorite: He was a great man
Boxing legend Risto Meronen keep Olli Hill all-time Finnish boxing.– Olli Mäki was a great and positive people, describes Risto Meronen. Image from 2012. Matti Matikainen

the olympic-level boxer himself, the sea to her Risto Meronen grieving 82-year-old dead Olli Hill . Hill passed away of a prolonged illness weary on Saturday 6. April.

I Hate to say it, but this is life. Significant Finnish athlete is absent, the Meronen says.

the 73-year-old Merosen view of the Hill of the importance to the Finnish boxing is exhaustive.

Olli was in my opinion the all time best Finnish boxer and still is so far. He won the European championships as an amateur and as a professional and to get the world cup match, Meronen lists.

the Hill nearly nine years younger Meronen get the career ladder to practice with greatness.

He had a humor and a joke in mind, and take a great sports guy, Meronen recalls.

Olli was always cheerful and very positive person. No one simply can not be bad to say Its.

to Refuse the olympic games,

Hill had boxing to the olympics in Rome in 1960, but the sport politicized organization field caused the man dilemma.

Hill olympic journey was set in terms of the fact that he differs from the Labour Association. ”Kokkola baker” does not, however, abandoned their principles, but rather left to go.

Hill olympic trip cancellation for political reasons, annoying many certainly still do.

– it's Not Olli missed the dig, he was a great man, but more of a related party and those who were dealing with it, Meronen says.

When he made the decision, he knew the consequences and was willing to live with them. He was a great man, he left lamenting things like that.

I Must say, that he would think I had a favorite as the winner in Rome.

”Too much traction”

In 1960, the pro taken the Hill from the first Finnish boxer, world cup match, when the call went to the perimeter of the u.s. Davey Moore against in 1962.

as a Contribution to the Helsinki olympic stadium more than 23 000 in front was the featherweight WORLD belt.

– MM-match go, how to go. In his own weight class he would think I had at least a viable MM-candidate, but Elis Ask looked at that weight class should drop, when it was offered, Meronen times.

Hill had to lose weight to seven pounds during the month.

It was eventually too hard on bet.

Forces were depleted, and Moore defeated the Hill in the second round by a technical knockout.

– anything I want out of my life, I'm not even that famous Moore-the match. It was a hunger in weeks to see, forced weight boxer impossible struggle, Hill recalled the evening paper for the year 2006.

the European championship Hill won in 1964 in Helsinki.

the movie made of honor

a Hill rose in the last years a way back into the spotlight, when he's told to film the Smiling man had its world premiere at the Cannes film festival in may 2016.

It was a great honor before all, I'm at his funeral and his life, not necessarily so much in his sporting career, Meronen sees.

the film won the Cannes Un certain regard prize.

– a Great film, and leading lady I thought was a particularly successful choice, Meronen estimates.

Hill movie starred kokkola, actress Jarkko Lahti .

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