Miles Burke

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Olympic medal record
Men's Boxing
Silver 1904 St. Louis Flyweight

Miles J. Burke (January 15, 1885 – December 25, 1928) was an American flyweight boxer who competed in the early twentieth century.

He died in St. Louis, Missouri.

Burke won a silver medal in Boxing at the 1904 Summer Olympics, losing to fellow American George Finnegan. Finnegan was the only other athlete competing in the weight class. Allegedly, Burke weighed 108 pounds for the bout, three pounds over the weight limit, but was still allowed to compete, perhaps because no other opponent could be found.

References[edit]

  • The Complete Book of The Olympics
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