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Willie Michael Toweel (6 April 1934 – 25 December 2017) was a South African boxer. He won the bronze medal in the flyweight division (– 51 kg) at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. He was born in Benoni, Gauteng. He retired in 1960. His partner,Emile Griffith went on to win the Welterweight and Middleweight championships of the world.

As an Amateur, Toweel had won Junior and Senior South African Titles and won a bronze medal at the 1952 Olympic Games.

Toweel died on 25 December 2017 in Cape Town of complications from Alzheimer's disease at the age of 83.[1]


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