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

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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