Boxing at the 1904 Summer Olympics

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At the 1904 Summer Olympics, seven boxing events were contested. Only American boxers competed. The competitions were held on Wednesday, September 21, 1904 and on Thursday, September 22, 1904. Contestants in lighter weight classes could also compete in heavier classes. Oliver Kirk, winning the bantamweight and featherweight categories, thus became the only boxer to have won two gold medals in the same Olympics. George Finnegan, Harry Spanjer and Charles Mayer managed to win one gold and one silver medal.

Boxing

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
(47.6 kg / 105 lb)
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 George Finnegan
United States (USA)
 Miles Burke
United States (USA)
None awarded
Bantamweight
(52.2 kg / 115 lb)
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 Oliver Kirk
United States (USA)
 George Finnegan
United States (USA)
None awarded
Featherweight
(56.7 kg / 125 lb)
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 Oliver Kirk
United States (USA)
 Frank Haller
United States (USA)
 Frederick Gilmore
United States (USA)
Lightweight
(61.2 kg / 135 lb)
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 Harry Spanjer
United States (USA)
 Russell van Horn
United States (USA) 1
 Peter Sturholdt
United States (USA)
Welterweight
(65.8 kg / 145 lb)
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 Albert Young
United States (USA)
 Harry Spanjer
United States (USA)
 Joseph Lydon
United States (USA)1
Middleweight
(71.7 kg / 158 lb)
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 Charles Mayer
United States (USA)
 Benjamin Spradley
United States (USA)
None awarded
Heavyweight
(over 71.7 kg/over 158 lb)
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 Samuel Berger
United States (USA)
 Charles Mayer
United States (USA)
 William Michaels
United States (USA)

1Jack Egan originally won the silver medal in the lightweight competition and the bronze medal in the welterweight competition, but he was disqualified in November 1905 when it was discovered that his real name was Frank Joseph Floyd; AAU rules made it illegal to fight under an assumed name. [1]

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 18 boxers from only 1 nation competed at the St. Louis Games:

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 7 7 4 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/blog/?p=4 November 1905 Egan disqualified