Boxing at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Featherweight

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Men's featherweight boxing
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Date October 27
Competitors 8 from 2 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Great Britain
Silver medal    Great Britain
Bronze medal    Great Britain
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The featherweight 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 held on October 27. The featherweight was the second lightest class, allowing boxers of up to 126 pounds (57.2 kg).

Eight boxers from two nations competed.

Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals
October 27
  Semifinals
October 27
  Final
October 27
                   
  Thomas Ringer (GBR) 2  
  Louis Constant (FRA) 0       Thomas Ringer (GBR) 0  
  Richard Gunn (GBR) KO2     Richard Gunn (GBR) 2  
  Étienne Poillot (FRA) L         Richard Gunn (GBR) 2
  Hugh Roddin (GBR) 2         Charles Morris (GBR) 0
  John Lloyd (GBR) 0       Hugh Roddin (GBR) 0
  Charles Morris (GBR) 2     Charles Morris (GBR) 2  
  Edward Adams (GBR) 0  

Competition[edit]

Quarterfinals

Poillot gave Gunn strong competition in the first round, but Gunn knocked the Frenchman down shortly before the first bell. When Poillot went down again before the end of the second round, he did not get back up. Morris won relatively easily, hitting with both right and left. Constant, while never giving Ringer a serious chance of defeat, fought well throughout the bout. Roddin and Lloyd boxed a physical campaign, each taking a great deal of punishment before Roddin won by decision.

Semifinals

Gunn and Morris both won their bouts in the latter ends of the contests, with Roddin and Ringer giving stiff competition in the early rounds but not able to keep up with the winners the whole way through.

There was no bronze medal bout, the third place was attributed.

Final

Gunn fought Morris back and forth, with the 38-year-old veteran coming out on top following a strong final round.

Standings[edit]

Place Name Nation
1 Richard Gunn Great Britain
2 Charles Morris Great Britain
3 Hugh Roddin Great Britain
4 Thomas Ringer Great Britain
5 Edward Adams Great Britain
Louis Constant France
John Lloyd Great Britain
Étienne Poillot France

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].