Alexander Ireland

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Alex Ireland
Real name Alexander Ireland
Rated at welter/middleweight
Nationality Scottish
Born 11 February 1901
Leith, Scotland
Died January 1966 (aged 64)
Boxing record
Total fights 29
Wins 17 (KO 3)
Losses 9 (KO 31)
Draws 3
No contests 0
Olympic medal record
Men's Boxing
Silver medal – second place 1920 Antwerp Welterweight

Alexander "Alex" Ireland (11 February 1901 – January 1966 (aged 64)) born in Leith was a Scottish amateur and professional welter/middleweight boxer of the 1920s and 1930s, who was the 1921 Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABA) welterweight champion, and won a silver medal in the welterweight boxing at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium losing to Canadian boxer Bert Schneider in the final, and won the Scottish Area welterweight title, the National Sporting Club (NSC) (subsequently known as the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC)) British middleweight title, British Empire middleweight title, and European Boxing Union (EBU) middleweight title, and was a challenger for the Scottish Area middleweight title, his professional fighting weight varied from 146 lb (66 kg; 10 st 6 lb), i.e. welterweight to 151 lb (68.5 kg; 10 st 11.0 lb), i.e. middleweight.[1]

Amateur career[edit]

Olympic games results[edit]

1920 (as a welterweight)

  • 1st round bye
  • Defeated Willy Reichenbach (Switzerland)
  • Defeated August Suhr (Denmark)
  • Defeated William Clark (United States)
  • Lost to Bert Schneider (Canada)

Ireland was the 1921 Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABA) welterweight champion.


  1. ^ "Statistics at". 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 

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