Boxing at the 1904 Summer Olympics

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At the 1904 Summer Olympics, seven boxing events were contested. Only American boxers competed. The competitions were held on Wednesday, September 21, 1904 and on Thursday, September 22, 1904. Contestants in lighter weight classes could also compete in heavier classes. Oliver Kirk, winning the bantamweight and featherweight categories, thus became the only boxer to have won two gold medals in the same Olympics. George Finnegan, Harry Spanjer and Charles Mayer managed to win one gold and one silver medal.

Boxing

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
(47.6 kg / 105 lb)
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George Finnegan
 United States
Miles Burke
 United States
None awarded
Bantamweight
(52.2 kg / 115 lb)
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Oliver Kirk
 United States
George Finnegan
 United States
None awarded
Featherweight
(56.7 kg / 125 lb)
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Oliver Kirk
 United States
Frank Haller
 United States
Frederick Gilmore
 United States
Lightweight
(61.2 kg / 135 lb)
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Harry Spanjer
 United States
Jack Egan
(Russell van Horn)
 United States[1]
Russell van Horn
(Peter Sturholdt)
 United States[1]
Welterweight
(65.8 kg / 145 lb)
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Albert Young
 United States
Harry Spanjer
 United States
Jack Egan
 United States[1]
Joseph Lydon
 United States[1]
Middleweight
(71.7 kg / 158 lb)
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Charles Mayer
 United States
Benjamin Spradley
 United States
None awarded
Heavyweight
(over 71.7 kg/over 158 lb)
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Samuel Berger
 United States
Charles Mayer
 United States
William Michaels
 United States

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 18 boxers from only 1 nation competed at the St. Louis Games:

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States 7 7 5 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Jack Egan originally won the silver medal in the lightweight competition and the bronze medal in the welterweight competition. Later it was discovered that his real name was Frank Joseph Floyd while the AAU rules made it illegal to fight under an assumed name. In November 1905 the AAU disqualified Egan from all AAU competitions and he had to return all his prizes. In the lightweight competition Russell van Horn moved up to silver and Peter Sturholdt to bronze (Sturholdt won the bronze medal without winning a single bout). In the welterweight competition Joseph Lydon moved up to bronze. However according to IOC's medal database for 1904 Olympics Jack Egan has silver medal in Boxing lightweight and bronze medal in Boxing welterweight, Russell van Horn has bronze in the lightweight competition and Joseph Lydon keeps bronze in the welterweight competition.