Boxing at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Bantamweight

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Men's bantamweight boxing
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Date October 27
Competitors 6 from 2 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Henry Thomas  Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) John Condon  Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) William Webb  Great Britain
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Boxing at the
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The bantamweight was one of five boxing weight classes contested on the boxing at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme. Like all other boxing events, it was open only to men. The boxing competitions were all held on October 27. The bantamweight was the lightest class, allowing boxers of up to 116 pounds (52.6 kg).

Six boxers from two nations competed.

Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals
October 27
  Semifinals
October 27
  Final
October 27
                   
 John Condon (GBR) KO3  
 Pierre Mazior (FRA) L      John Condon (GBR) 2  
 William Webb (GBR) 2    William Webb (GBR) 0  
 Henry Perry (GBR) 1        John Condon (GBR) 0
 Henry Thomas (GBR) 2        Henry Thomas (GBR) 2
 Frank McGurk (GBR) 0      Henry Thomas (GBR) -
None -   Bye -  
None -  

Competition[edit]

Quarterfinals

Condon won by knockout in the third round against the only non-British competitor in the bantamweight. McGurk came out well against Thomas, but Thomas finished stronger. The bout between Webb and Perry was the tightest, with Webb's win coming through the referee's decision after the two judges deadlocked.

Semifinals

Thomas had been seeded into a bye for the round. Webb and Condon had a tight bout, with Condon winning narrowly.

Final

The two boxers fought a physical bout up close, in which Thomas fared better.

Standings[edit]

Place Name Nation
1 Henry Thomas  Great Britain
2 John Condon  Great Britain
3 William Webb  Great Britain
4 Pierre Mazior  France
Frank McGurk  Great Britain
Henry Perry  Great Britain

Sources[edit]

  • Official Report of the Games of the IV Olympiad (1908).
  • De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Boxing 1908". Accessed 8 April 2006. Available electronically at [1].