Boxing at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Featherweight

The men's featherweight boxing competition at the 1948 Olympic Games in London was held from 7 to 13 August at the Empress Hall in Earl's Court and the Wembley Arena.[1]

Men's featherweight
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
VenueEarl's Court
Wembley Arena
Date7–13 August
Competitors30 from 30 nations
1st place, gold medalist(s) Ernesto Formenti  Italy
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Dennis Shepherd  South Africa
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Aleksy Antkiewicz  Poland
← 1936
1952 →

Competition formatEdit

Like all Olympic boxing events, the competition was a straight single-elimination tournament. The competition began with a preliminary round on 7 August, where the number of competitors was reduced to 16, and concluded with a final on 13 August. As there were less than 32 boxers in the competition, a number of boxers received a bye for the preliminary round. All bouts will consist of three periods where the boxers received points for every successful punch they land on their opponent's head or upper body. The boxer with the most points at the end of the bouts wins. If a boxer is knocked to the ground and cannot get up before the referee counts to 10 then the bout is over and the opponent wins.


Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
  Eduard Kerschbaumer (AUT) PTS
  Felipe Verdú (ESP)
  Eduard Kerschbaumer (AUT)
  Benoy Bose (IND)   Francisco Núñez (ARG) PTS
  Francisco Núñez (ARG) PTS   Francisco Núñez (ARG) PTS
  Michel Ghaoui (LIB)   Manuel Vidella (CHI)
  Manuel Vidella (CHI) PTS   Francisco Núñez (ARG)
  Edgard Delannoit (BEL)   Dennis Shepherd (RSA) PTS
  Basilio Álvez (URU) PTS   Basilio Álvez (URU)
  Bob Goslin (NZL)   Eddie Johnson (USA) PTS
  Eddie Johnson (USA) RSC-3   Eddie Johnson (USA)
  Dennis Shepherd (RSA) PTS   Dennis Shepherd (RSA) PTS
  Sydney Greve (PAK)   Dennis Shepherd (RSA) PTS
  Mohamed Ammi (FRA) PTS   Mohamed Ammi (FRA)
  Peter Brander (GBR)   Dennis Shepherd (RSA)
  Matti Tammelin (FIN)   Ernesto Formenti (ITA) PTS
  Laurie Birks (AUS) PTS   Laurie Birks (AUS)
  Mohamed Hamouda (EGY)   Seo Byeong-Ran (KOR) KO-2
  Seo Byeong-ran (KOR) PTS   Seo Byeong-Ran (KOR)
  Pedro García (PER) PTS   Aleksy Antkiewicz (POL) PTS
  Svend Aage Sørensen (DEN)   Pedro García (PER)
  Leon Trani (PHI)   Aleksy Antkiewicz (POL) PTS
  Aleksy Antkiewicz (POL) PTS   Aleksy Antkiewicz (POL)
  Béla Farkas (HUN)   Ernesto Formenti (ITA) PTS
  Ernesto Formenti (ITA) PTS   Ernesto Formenti (ITA) PTS Third place
  Kevin Martin (IRL) PTS   Kevin Martin (IRL)
  Moos Linneman (NED)   Ernesto Formenti (ITA) PTS   Aleksy Antkiewicz (POL) PTS
  Kaare Gundersen (NOR)   Armand Savoie (CAN)   Francisco Núñez (ARG)
  Clotilde Colón (PUR) KO-1   Clotilde Colón (PUR)
  Jamshid Fani (IRI)   Armand Savoie (CAN) PTS
  Armand Savoie (CAN) DSQ-3


  1. ^ "Boxing at the 1948 London Summer Games: Men's Featherweight". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 10 November 2018.

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