Boxing at the 1908 Summer Olympics

At the 1908 Summer Olympics, five boxing events were contested. All of the boxing was conducted on 27 October. The event was held in the Northampton Institute in Clerkenwell, East London.[1]

There were three rounds in each bout, with the first two rounds being three minutes long and the last one going four minutes. Two judges scored the match, giving 5 points to the better boxer in each of the first two rounds and 7 to the better boxer in the third round. Marks were given to the other boxer in proportion to how well he did compared to the better. If the judges were not agreed on a winner at the end of the bout, the referee could either choose the winner or order a fourth round.

Boxing

Medal summaryEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
Bantamweight
(-52.6 kg / 116 lb)
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A. Henry Thomas
  Great Britain
John Condon
  Great Britain
William Webb
  Great Britain
Featherweight
(-57.2 kg / 126 lb)
details
Richard Gunn
  Great Britain
Charles Morris
  Great Britain
Hugh Roddin
  Great Britain
Lightweight
(-63.5 kg / 140 lb)
details
Frederick Grace
  Great Britain
Frederick Spiller
  Great Britain
Harry Johnson
  Great Britain
Middleweight
(-71.7 kg / 158 lb)
details
Johnny Douglas
  Great Britain
Reginald Baker
  Australasia
William Philo
  Great Britain
Heavyweight
(over 71.7 kg/158 lb)
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Albert Oldman
  Great Britain
Sydney Evans
  Great Britain
Frederick Parks
  Great Britain

Participating nationsEdit

A total of 42 boxers from 4 nations competed at the London Games:

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Great Britain54514
2  Australasia0101
Totals (2 nations)55515

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Boxing at the 1908 London Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 4 November 2018.

External linksEdit

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