Boxing at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Heavyweight

The men's heavyweight event was part of the boxing programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The weight class was the heaviest contested, allowing boxers weighing over 175 pounds (79.4 kilograms). The competition was held from August 21, 1920 to August 24, 1920. Nine boxers from eight nations competed.[1]

Men's heavyweight boxing
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
VenueAntwerp Zoo auditorium
DatesAugust 21–24
Competitors9 from 8 nations
1st place, gold medalist(s) Ronald Rawson  Great Britain
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Søren Petersen  Denmark
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Xavier Eluère  France
← 1908
1924 →


Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
  Xavier Eluère (FRA) W
  Mariano Barbaresi (ITA) L   Xavier Eluère (FRA) W
  Sigurd Hoel (NOR) L
  Xavier Eluère (FRA) L
  Ronald Rawson (GBR) W
  Ronald Rawson (GBR) W
  Samuel Stewart (USA) L
  Ronald Rawson (GBR) W
  Søren Petersen (DEN) L
  William Spengler (USA) W
  Victor Creusen (BEL) L
  William Spengler (USA) L Bronze medal bout
  Søren Petersen (DEN) W
  Søren Petersen (DEN) W   Xavier Eluère (FRA) W
  Frank Dove (GBR) L   William Spengler (USA) L


  1. ^ "Boxing at the 1920 Antwerp Summer Games: Men's Heavyweight". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 5 November 2018.


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