George McKenzie (boxer)

George McKenzie (22 September 1900 – 5 April 1941) was a Scottish bantamweight professional boxer who competed in the 1920s. His brother James MacKenzie, a flyweight, won Olympic silver in 1924 in Paris.[1] He was born in Leith.[2]

George McKenzie
Personal information
NationalityBritish (Scottish)
Born(1900-09-22)22 September 1900
Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland
Died5 April 1941(1941-04-05) (aged 40)
Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland
Medal record

Amateur careerEdit

McKenzie won the 1920 Amateur Boxing Association British bantamweight title, when boxing out of the United Scottish ABC.[3][4] Later that year, he won a bronze medal in Boxing at the 1920 Summer Olympics losing against boxer Clarence Walker in the semi-finals.

Olympic resultsEdit

Below is the record of George McKenzie, a British bantamweight boxer who competed at the 1920 Antwerp Olympics:

  • Round of 16: bye
  • Quarterfinal: defeated John Koss (Norway)
  • Semifinal: lost to Clarence Walker (South Africa)
  • Bronze Medal Bout: defeated Henri Hebrants (Belgium)

Pro careerEdit

He fought professionally from 1922 to 1929 and is credited with a record of 36 - 7 - 2.[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. Retrieved 30 December 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "George McKenzie". Olympedia. Retrieved 22 July 2021.
  3. ^ "Roll of Honour". England Boxing. Retrieved 13 January 2022.
  4. ^ "The A.B.A. Championships". Boxing World and Mirror of Life. 3 April 1920. Retrieved 29 December 2021 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  5. ^ British Boxing Year Book 1988

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