Boxing at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Bantamweight
|Men's bantamweight boxing
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
|Competitors||6 from 2 nations|
|Boxing at the
1908 Summer Olympics
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.
|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)||-|
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.
Thomas had been seeded into a bye for the round. Webb and Condon had a tight bout, with Condon winning narrowly.
The two boxers fought a physical bout up close, in which Thomas fared better.
|1||Henry Thomas||Great Britain|
|2||John Condon||Great Britain|
|3||William Webb||Great Britain|
|Frank McGurk||Great Britain|
|Henry Perry||Great Britain|
- 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 .