Boxing at the 1908 Summer Olympics

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At the 1908 Summer Olympics, five boxing events were contested. All of the boxing was conducted on October 27. The event was held in the Northampton Institute in Clerkenwell, East London.

There were three rounds in each bout, with the first two rounds being three minutes long and the last one going four minutes. Two judges scored the match, giving 5 points to the better boxer in each of the first two rounds and 7 to the better boxer in the third round. Marks were given to the other boxer in proportion to how well he did compared to the better. If the judges were not agreed on a winner at the end of the bout, the referee could either choose the winner or order a fourth round.

Boxing

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Bantamweight
(-52.6 kg / 116 lb)
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A. Henry Thomas
 Great Britain
John Condon
 Great Britain
William Webb
 Great Britain
Featherweight
(-57.2 kg / 126 lb)
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Richard Gunn
 Great Britain
Charles Morris
 Great Britain
Hugh Roddin
 Great Britain
Lightweight
(-63.5 kg / 140 lb)
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Frederick Grace
 Great Britain
Frederick Spiller
 Great Britain
Harry Johnson
 Great Britain
Middleweight
(-71.7 kg / 158 lb)
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Johnny Douglas
 Great Britain
Reginald Baker
 Australasia
William Philo
 Great Britain
Heavyweight
(over 71.7 kg/158 lb)
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Albert Oldman
 Great Britain
Sydney Evans
 Great Britain
Frederick Parks
 Great Britain

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 42 boxers from 4 nations competed at the London Games:

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Great Britain 5 4 5 14
2  Australasia 0 1 0 1

References[edit]

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