Boxing at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Bantamweight

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Men's bantamweight boxing
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Date October 27
Competitors 6 from 2 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Great Britain
Silver medal    Great Britain
Bronze medal    Great Britain
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Bantamweight
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Middleweight
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The bantamweight was one of five boxing weight classes contested on the boxing at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme. Like all other boxing events, it was open only to men. The boxing competitions were all held on October 27. The bantamweight was the lightest class, allowing boxers of up to 116 pounds (52.6 kg).

Six boxers from two nations competed.

Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals
October 27
  Semifinals
October 27
  Final
October 27
                   
  John Condon (GBR) KO3  
  Pierre Mazior (FRA) L       John Condon (GBR) 2  
  William Webb (GBR) 2     William Webb (GBR) 0  
  Henry Perry (GBR) 1         John Condon (GBR) 0
  Henry Thomas (GBR) 2         Henry Thomas (GBR) 2
  Frank McGurk (GBR) 0       Henry Thomas (GBR) -
 None -    Bye -  
 None -  

Competition[edit]

Quarterfinals

Condon won by knockout in the third round against the only non-British competitor in the bantamweight. McGurk came out well against Thomas, but Thomas finished stronger. The bout between Webb and Perry was the tightest, with Webb's win coming through the referee's decision after the two judges deadlocked.

Semifinals

Thomas had been seeded into a bye for the round. Webb and Condon had a tight bout, with Condon winning narrowly.

Final

The two boxers fought a physical bout up close, in which Thomas fared better.

Standings[edit]

Place Name Nation
1 Henry Thomas Great Britain
2 John Condon Great Britain
3 William Webb Great Britain
4 Pierre Mazior France
Frank McGurk Great Britain
Henry Perry Great Britain

Sources[edit]

  • Official Report of the Games of the IV Olympiad (1908).
  • De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Boxing 1908". Accessed 8 April 2006. Available electronically at [1].