Boxing at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Welterweight

The welterweight was the third heaviest boxing weight class held as part of the Boxing at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. The competition was held on Wednesday, September 21, 1904 and on Thursday, September 22, 1904. It was the first time the event, like all other boxing events, was held in Olympic competition. Welterweights had to be less than 65.8 kilograms. Four boxers competed.[1]

Men's welterweight boxing
at the Games of the III Olympiad
VenuePhysical Culture Gymnasium
(Washington University in St. Louis)
DatesSeptember 21 (semifinals)
September 22 (final)
Competitors4 from 1 nation
1st place, gold medalist(s) Albert Young  United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Harry Spanjer  United States
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Jack Egan, Joseph Lydon  United States
1920 →


September 21
September 22
1   Albert Young (USA) W
4   Jack Egan (USA) L
  Albert Young (USA) W
  Harry Spanjer (USA) L
3   Harry Spanjer (USA) W
2   Joseph Lydon (USA) L

Since there was no bronze medal match, Egan and Lydon were both awarded bronze medals.

Jack Egan originally won the silver medal in the lightweight competition and the bronze medal in the welterweight competition. Later it was discovered that his real name was Frank Joseph Floyd while the AAU rules made it illegal to fight under an assumed name. In November 1905 the AAU disqualified Egan from all AAU competitions and he had to return all his prizes. In the lightweight competition Russell van Horn moved up to silver. However according to IOC's medal database for 1904 Olympics Jack Egan has silver medal in Boxing lightweight and bronze medal in Boxing welterweight, Russell van Horn has bronze in the lightweight competition and Joseph Lydon keeps bronze in the welterweight competition.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Boxing at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games: Men's Welterweight". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 3 November 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "6124 6577kg Welterweight Men".
  3. ^ "567 6124kg Lightweight Men".