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]

at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Dates27 October 1908
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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.

Medal summary Edit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
(-52.6 kg / 116 lb)
A. Henry Thomas
  Great Britain
John Condon
  Great Britain
William Webb
  Great Britain
(-57.2 kg / 126 lb)
Richard Gunn
  Great Britain
Charles Morris
  Great Britain
Hugh Roddin
  Great Britain
(-63.5 kg / 140 lb)
Frederick Grace
  Great Britain
Frederick Spiller
  Great Britain
Harry Johnson
  Great Britain
(-71.7 kg / 158 lb)
Johnny Douglas
  Great Britain
Reginald Baker
William Philo
  Great Britain
(over 71.7 kg/158 lb)
Albert Oldman
  Great Britain
Sydney Evans
  Great Britain
Frank Parks[2]
  Great Britain

Participating nations Edit

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

Medal table Edit

1  Great Britain54514
2  Australasia0101
Totals (2 entries)55515

References Edit

  1. ^ "Boxing at the 1908 London Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Olympic Boxing". Sporting Life. 28 October 1908. Retrieved 29 December 2021 – via British Newspaper Archive.

External links Edit

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