Boxing at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Heavyweight

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Men's heavyweight boxing
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Date October 27
Competitors 6 from 1 nation
Medalists
Gold medal    Great Britain
Silver medal    Great Britain
Bronze medal    Great Britain
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Boxing at the
1908 Summer Olympics
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Bantamweight
Featherweight
Lightweight
Middleweight
Heavyweight

The heavyweight 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 heavyweight was the middle class, allowing boxers of any weight.

Six boxers all from Great Britain competed.

Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals
October 27
  Semifinals
October 27
  Final
October 27
                   
  Sydney Evans (GBR) KO1  
  Albert Ireton (GBR) L       Sydney Evans (GBR) 2  
  Frederick Parks (GBR) 2     Frederick Parks (GBR) 1  
  Harold Brewer (GBR) 0         Sydney Evans (GBR) L
  Albert Oldman (GBR) KO1         Albert Oldman (GBR) KO1
  Ian Myrams (GBR) L       Albert Oldman (GBR) -
 None -    Bye -  
 None -  

Competition[edit]

Quarterfinals

Oldman and Evans both won in the first round, Oldman winning with a right to Myrams' chin and Evans winning with a left to the chest of Ireton. Frederick Parks and Brewer went the full three, with Parks doing the lion's share of the hitting but Brewer taking it well.

Semifinals

Oldman received a bye for the round. Frederick Parks, who had given most of the punishment in the quarterfinals, found the situation reversed in the semifinals. Evans knocked him out of the ring once and to the mat twice. Parks fought hard, however, and not only made it through the three rounds but managed to land enough punches to deadlock the judges. Evans won by the referee's decision.

Final

In a somewhat anticlimactic final, Oldman put Evans on the rope shortly into the first, landing blow after blow to Evans' face. Within two minutes, Evans had dropped.

Standings[edit]

Place Name Nation
1 Albert Oldman Great Britain
2 Sydney Evans Great Britain
3 Frederick Parks Great Britain
4 Harold Brewer Great Britain
Albert Ireton Great Britain
Ian Myrams 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].